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Honoring All Dads at Park Band Concert & Bob Havens This Wednesday

June 17, 2018 8:47 AM | Marketing (Administrator)

The Quincy Park Band will have a Father's Day concert today in Madison Park at 6:30 pm. The entire program will be to honor the fathers in the audience and in the band. The program will begin with Thomas S. Allen’s Whip and Spur Galop and end with John Phillip Sousa’s El Capitan. The band will also perform Jerry Nowak’s Portrait of the American West and Harold L. Walters’ Instant Concert featuring many favorites from classical to pop. 

The concert will continue by paying tribute to long time park band member Dr. Lavern Wagner and the Park Band’s 70th season. Dr. Wagner composed The Quincy Park Band Plays On for the 50th anniversary of the Park Band. The concert will also contain My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The park band will also perform a Suite from the Broadway hit Hamilton

Bring your father, grandfather and the whole family out to Madison Park today for the Park Band's tribute to fathers.

Don't miss the concert on Wednesday, June 20 which will be one of the highlights of the 70th Season with the Quincy Park Band. Arts Quincy (Quincy Society of Fine Arts) will be presenting Park Band member and musical legend, Bob Havens, the George M. Irwin Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by WGEM, Herald-Whig and the Oakley-Lindsay Foundation. Conductor Emeritus, Pam Potter, will be leading the Park Band in a tribute to Bob with 76 Trombones and Bubbling Woodwinds.

This concert is being sponsored by First Banker’s Trust and they will add to the excitement by passing out fans and bottles of water for everyone in attendance. The Park Band would like to thank First Banker’s Trust for sponsoring the annual “Big Band” concert on June 20. The concert will feature all big band music from the greats of the 30’s, 40’s, and beyond. The music from Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and others will bring Madison Park Alive. The park band will perform W.C. Handy’s St. Louis Blues as well as Dixieland Jam! featuring Basin Street Blues, Maple Leaf Rag, Tin Roof Blues, When the Saints Go Marching In and Bill Bailey. The big band fun continues with Big Band Signatures, Big Band Spectacular, and Big Band Bash

Come out to the park for some great Big Band music this Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm in Madison Park.  For a full concert schedule, please visit quincyparkband.com.

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