For Martha Reitman, the Chautauqua Community Band’s principal kazoo player, the humdrum rhythm of retirement wasn’t going to cut it.
At 9 a.m. Thursday at the Women’s Club house, the Weintraub duo will disclose the “Nuts and Bolts of the CSO,” as part of the Women’s Club’s Chautauqua Speaks series.
Just before 10 a.m. today, the students of Children’s School will take their annual walk down Pratt from the school to Bestor Plaza.
For directors Andy Gale and Keith Burton, each and every Musical Theater Revue is a labor of love. This evening’s collection, set to begin at 10:30 p.m. in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, is no different. It has been titled “When I Fall in Love.”
“We have a bit of everything,” said conductor Susan Sands about the East Winds Symphonic Band’s performance “Stepping Out” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater.
“We’re stepping out in so many different ways with dances and marches, from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to ‘Harry Potter,’” she said about the program.
It includes Leroy Anderson’s arranged “Seventy Six Trombones” and Jaromir Weinberger’s organ-infused “Polka and Fugue,” from the opera Schwanda the Bagpiper.
Red, white and blue will be the colors of choice today, but at 12:15 p.m. on Bestor Plaza, a particular shade of light blue will stand out.
The Chautauqua Community Band, all donning light blue Community Band shirts, will come together to play the 22nd Annual Independence Day concert.
Bestor Plaza will be covered with blankets and lawn chairs, packed with families enjoying a Fourth of July picnic lunch. The audience will watch family, friends and neighbors participate in the Children’s School parade, followed by the Community Band’s concert. The concert is a mix of familiar, Americana classics and traditional sing-alongs.
Chautauqua’s own Community Band will help kick off Old First Night with a one-hour concert at 12:15 p.m. today on Bestor Plaza. More than 60 musicians will play a jubilant program of marches, musical numbers and American classics.
Dust off your tuba or your tenor sax — Uncle Weintraub wants you!
The Chautauqua Community Band welcomes all instrumentalists for its Independence Day concert, which takes place at 12:15 p.m. today on Bestor Plaza.
Director Jason Weintraub started the all-inclusive group 21 years ago. It has grown from a few dozen members into a group of more than 70 people of all ages and experience levels.