Western Illinois Wind Band
Western Illinois Wind Band, directed by Bernie Potter
Avon Grade School
400 E Woods St
Avon, IL 61415
Free will donation
Please join us for an evening of concert band music by some of the finest musicians in West Central Illinois.
Directed by Bernie Potter, the group will perform a wide variety of selections including "THE COMPLETE HARRY POTTER" arranged by Jerry Brubaker. Four composers have contributed to the music of 8 Harry Potter films and Brubaker has captured the most intense moments of all.
Bring your children and your grandchildren to enjoy this medley of tunes from movie goers favorites.
Featured soloist for this concert is Jeff Davis on trumpet playing Alfred Reed's ODE FOR TRUMPET, a hauntingly beautiful statement written by one of the most prolific composers of our time. March Grandioso and The Purple Pageant are two crowd pleasing marches by Roland Seitz and Karl King that are loved by audiences everywhere. Whirling Dervish written by the conductor opens the program and As We Forgive a Suite by Ryan Nowlin, an arranger for the United States Marine Band of Washington D.C. explores the concept of reconcilliation with others and with yourself.
Temptation, Forgiveness, and Freedom are explored in the 3 movements. Samuel Hazo's composition Our Kingsland Spring is a beautiful tone poem of British heritage and the wonderful American Jazz compositions of the Count Basie Orchestra are highlighted in John Higgins salute to this American heritage.
Remembrance of our veterans and current armed services members is done musically in the closing section with A Nations Prayer, Jefferson: A Vision for America, God Bless the USA, and America, the Beautiful.
There is no admission charge and a free will offering will be taken. For more information call 309-264-4379 or email to bptuba @ gmail.com.