Season Finale Concert – 35th Anniversary Season
It’s spring, and we are quickly heading toward Easter, so it’s time for us to be putting the wraps on another Lakeland Concert Band season. But, before we take a summer break, we have our season finale concert to present to you.
Henry Fillmore wrote some of the most recognizable marches we have in our repertoire, and “His Honor” certainly falls into this category. After this, we move into the classics, with the wonderfully scored “Russian Easter Overture” by Rimsky-Korsakov. Next, you will get goose bumps when a very talented local musical theater performer and teacher, Rebecca Renfroe, sings “Amazing Grace” to our beautifully arranged band accompaniment. Andrew Lloyd Webber steals the stage with the next selection, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina”, taken from the Broadway play, Evita. Closing out the first half of our performance is a medley, simply entitled, “Mancini”, featuring hits such as “The Pink Panther”, “Moon River”, “Baby Elephant Walk”, “Dreamsville”, and finishing with the intriguing sounds of “Peter Gunn”.
Henry Fillmore begins our second half of music with his march “Mt Healthy”, which was written under the humorous pseudonym of ‘Gus Beans’. The moving “Highlights from ‘Les Miserables’” takes us back into 19th century France and the fight for freedom and forgiveness portrayed in this music selection. George and Ira Gershwin are on hand to entertain us next, with our featured vocalist, Rebecca Renfroe, singing their composition, “But Not For Me”. Off we go to mystery and intrigue with 5 different movie hits from the medley, “Bond, James Bond”, featuring the “James Bond Theme”, “Goldfinger”, “Nobody Does It Better”, “Skyfall”, and “Live and Let Die”. Finally, we play a reminder of the current Easter season with the favorite, “Easter Parade”, and finish the season with our signature march, “The Stars and Stripes Forever”.
Enjoy this “season finale” concert and know that we enjoy entertaining you. Thanks for all of your support, and we will look forward to another great set of concerts next season.