Yolo Community Band concert on Saturday, June 1

The Yolo Community Band will be performing a family-oriented concert in Woodland.

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Yolo Community Band, led by director Bobby Rogers, will present a family-oriented concert “Timeless Classics” on Saturday June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Pioneer High School Theater, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland.   The concert will feature popular audience favorites from traditional concert band literature. The evening will include Holst’s “Second Suite in F” and Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances”, classics written for the concert band.  Some outstanding orchestral transcriptions will also be part of the program – Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Jesters”, “Italian in Algiers” by Rossini, the stirring “Festive Overture” by Shostakovich and Gershwin’s magnificent “An American in Paris”.  A newer composition by rising star Rossano Galante, “God’s Country”, will round out the program. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family (tickets available at the door) and plenty of free parking is available. The 70 member Yolo Community Band includes amateur and retired professional musicians from communities throughout Yolo County and beyond, dedicated to the idea that music performance doesn’t end when you graduate from school. The group is under the fiscal sponsorship of YoloArts and performs at events throughout Yolo County, as well as collaborating on concerts with bands from UC Davis, Sacramento and Solano County. In June 2017, the Yolo Community Band was invited to New York City to participate in the New York Sounds of Summer International Music Festival at Carnegie Hall.   The band will be touring Italy to perform with local Italian community bands in June 2020. New members are always welcome to join the band and the tour to Italy. For more information contact Bobby Rogers, the Yolo Community Band director and chair of the music department at Pioneer High School, at Robert.Rogers@wjusd.org . Band rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 7-9 p.m. in the band room at Pioneer High School in Woodland. ]]>

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