35th Anniversary Season Valentine Concert
Valentine’s Day will be officially over, but The Lakeland Concert Band will continue the holiday celebration with a special lineup of musical selections to honor the tradition of this romantic day. After our opening march, “High School Cadets”, we move into a beautiful and exciting overture, “Poet and Peasant”, and on to “Nanine”, a very challenging clarinet duet played with band accompaniment. Our next selection, “The Wizard of Oz”, was chosen in honor of its 75th anniversary. This wonderful piece will feature the tuba section in “If I Only Had a Brain”, and our guest vocalist, Rebecca Renfroe, in “Over the Rainbow”. A medley of George Gershwin’s love songs and other hits in “A Tribute to Gershwin” are sure to please, followed by “Volare”, a selection from the ‘50s, made famous by Dean Martin.
The second half of our concert opens with “Bombasto”, featuring the lower brass, and conducted by guest conductor, Frank Schmidt, followed by “West Side Story”, the modern-day version of “Romeo and Juliet”. Next, our guest vocalist, Rebecca Renfroe, returns to sing the lovely tune, “Embraceable You”, before the band moves into the intensity of the hit, “Flashdance: What a Feeling”. Just for your special valentine, we play “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”, and finish our concert with our signature march, “The Stars and Stripes Forever”.
Come join us for this relaxing and enjoyable celebration of life and love during this Valentine’s Day season.