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Terre Haute Community Band set for concert

Thursday, July 29, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- The Terre Haute Community Band will take a musical flight into the mysteries of outer space Saturday, at 8 p.m., at Fairbanks Park.

All concert band shows are free.

John Williams' "Fantasy of Flight," offers a medley of movie themes that most of the audience will find very families.

"E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial," and "Hedwig's Theme," from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," represent only two of the many films scored by this award-winning composer.

"Mars, the Bringer of War," is the first of Gustav Holst's seven "Planet" compositions. Holst seemed to consider "The Planets" a progression of life. "Mars" perhaps serves as a rocky and tormenting beginning.

Nor exploration of the skies would be complete without a look at the romantic possibilities and no song does that better than Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust."

The "Symphonic Suite from Star Trek," is the music from the most recent Star Trek movie, covering the early years of Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty, etc.

A new acquisition for the band, "To Sail Beyond the Stars," by Timothy Loest was commissioned by the Illinois Music Educators Association. Loest is currently Director of Bands for the Itasca Public Schools in Itasca, Ill.

Another selection on the playlist, "The Phantom Regiment," written by Leroy Anderson, is also the name of the Rockford, Ill., drum and bugle corps.

Paul Whear is an Indiana musician who received his masters of music from DePauw University and has a number of compositions and arrangements to his credit, including "March Onward," on the concert program, "Sabre Dance," by Katchaturian, "Festival Prelude," by Arthur Reed, and "Spirit of Canaveral," by Floyd Barnard round out the evening's selections.

The conductor of the band is Yvonne Newlin, the Performing Arts Coordinator at Lincoln Trail Community College in Robinson, Ill.

The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department.

For further information, call 812-535-6440 or log on to www.terrehautecommunityband.org.

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