Mt Prospect Community Band Presents "Born In The USA" on November 10, 2019
On Sunday, November 10, 2019, the Mt Prospect Community Band, under the Direction of Monty Adams, will kick off their 2019-2020 concert season with "Born In the USA." This lively program features composers born in the United States and, at the same time, honors our veterans.
The program will start with "The Gladiator" march by the much-loved march composer, John Philip Sousa. The first half continues with pieces from American composers Robert Jager and Alfred Reed - "Sinfonia Nobilissima" by Jager and "Armenian Dances" by Reed. Between those two powerful selections, which showcase the majesty of the wind ensemble, is the gentle and stirring "The White Peacock" by Charles Griffes with harpist, Phyllis Adams.
The second half of the program opens with "American Veterans March" by George Rosenkrans. This is followed by a John Williams piece "Hymn To The Fallen" from the motion picture "Saving Private Ryan." Later, the band will present well-known melodies from Cole Porter and George Gershwin.
The concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 605 W. Golf Road, Mt. Prospect. Tickets are available in advance for $8 from band members or at the Mt Prospect Park District RecPlex through November 9th. Tickets at the door on November 10th will cost $10. For more information, please call the Mt. Prospect Park District at 847-640-1000.
Other information about the Mt Prospect Community Band, including how to join the band, can be found at www.mppd.org, or by contacting our Music Director, Monty Adams, at firstname.lastname@example.org.