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June 11, 2013

City band to perform marches by King, Sousa

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa City Band’s next concert is Thursday, June 13, at 8 p.m. on the Oskaloosa City Square. The band will play marches by Karl King and John Philip Sousa.

The younger crowd members may recognize a few songs this week as the band plays “Colors of The Wind” from the Disney production of “Pocahontas.” Songs from the 1970’s that are still popular include “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison and “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.

The more “seasoned” crowd members will recognize a jazz piece written by Cole Porter and recorded in 1938. “Begin the Beguine” is still an often played tune among jazz musicians.

This week, the city band will feature the low instruments in one of their favorite pieces, “Them Basses.” The band’s sizable tuba section enjoys their opportunity to play the melody on this tune.

The band will play a piece that won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year and was the first movie theme to ever win this award.

Each week, the band plays a special song for birthday and anniversary celebrations. Those with someone they would like to recognize on Thursday night can hand a note to the director or another band member before the concert.

RAGBRAI T-shirts will be for sale again this week. Those who missed out last week can purchase theirs Thursday night.

Refreshments will be provided by First National Bank Midwest (popcorn), Hawkeye Real Estate (beverages), and Oskaloosa Sno Biz (sno biz frozen treats).

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