The Wheaton Municipal Band Presents the Greatest Show on Earth
Jun 19, 2017 9:39 AM -
The Wheaton Municipal Band Family Concert celebrates the Circus. On Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park in downtown Wheaton the park comes alive with sights, smells and sounds of "under the big top." When Maestro Bruce Moss gives the downbeat, plan on an evening of pure fun. Come early-at 6:30 p.m.- and bring the kids for the Instrument Petting Zoo, which gives everyone a chance to try a variety of instruments. Wheaton Band members instruct the children on how to play an oboe, a tuba, a flute or the trombone, and more. The concert features lively music of the Circus. From the fast tempos of the Circus March-Thunder and Blazes, which is also known as The Entry of the Gladiators, by Czech composer Julius Fucik to some of Barnum and Bailey's Favorites. There is music for all to enjoy. Also featured on the evenings performance is James Garcia on flute playing Variations on the Carnival of Venice. James is the principal clarinetist in the band. This highly coveted spot equates to the concertmaster of the ensemble. But this multi-talented gentleman plays flute equally well and plans to dazzle the audience with his artistry.