Ephrata Concert Band to play June 25

By on June 21, 2017

Music by such composers as John Philip Sousa, Victor Herbert and Andrew Lloyd Webber will be performed by the Ephrata Concert Band at 7:15 p.m. June 25 at the band shell at the foot of Cocalico Street in Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park.

Admission is free. The public is urged to bring folding chairs and donations to the Ephrata Concert Band will be accepted.

Martin Hinkley will conduct the band. Following the Star-Spangled Banner, the band will play Henry Fillmore’s march “The Klaxon;” selections from Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera;” Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 from the “New World;” the waltz “Moonlight on the Hudson;” the novelty tune “Circus Parade;” Herbert’s “Toyland” from “Babes in Toyland” and the march “The Trombone King” by composer Karl Lawrence King.

Directly after intermission, the band will play Fillmore’s march “Military Escort.”

The second half of the program will also include Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze;” Moussorgsky’s “Great Gate of Kiev” from “Pictures at an Exhibition;” the “Repasz Band March;” the “Old Comrades March;” the hymn “Holy, Holy Holy” and Sousa’s “Sabre and Spurs,” a march, first performed in 1918, which Sousa dedicated to the 311th Cavalry.

The Ephrata band will play a different program of diverse music at the park each Sunday evening through July 23.

In the event of extreme weather, the concert will be moved inside the Ephrata Recreation Center, 130 S. Academy Drive.

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