Final Ephrata Concert Band gig of summer is July 23

By on July 19, 2017

The final 2017 program of the Ephrata Concert Band will take place July 23, at 7:15 p.m., at the band shell at the foot of Cocalico Street in Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park, with Carl Tobias conducting. It will include two vocal solos by Suzanne Delahunt.

The band will start the program with the National Anthem, followed by H. Fillmore’s march, “Golden Friendships.”

The first half of the program will also include “Lustspiel” by the 19th century Austria-Hungary composer Bela Keler; the instrumental special “Elephant’s Dance,” featuring Ethan Fasnacht on tuba; E. Waldtuefel’s “Skaters’ Waltz;” Delahunt singing Victor Herbert’s “Italian Street Song;” Alford’s march “Colonel Bogey;” the cornet trio music “Bugler’s Holiday,” and G. Robert Rehrer’s march “Hampden Firemen.”

After intermission, the band will play E. F. Goldman’s march “On the Mall” and then “Lara’s Theme” from the movie Doctor Zhivago.

Delahunt will sing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” which Leo Friedman and Beth Whitson composed in 1910. Mark Rutter, baritone horn, will be featured on “One Finger Polka” and “Beer Barrel Polka.” The band will play the hymn “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” and conclude its concert and 2017 season with John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Admission is free. Audience members are encouraged to bring folding chairs to the park. Donations to the Ephrata Concert Band will be accepted.

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

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