‘In the Beginning, There Was Rhythm!’ concert set

SIDNEY — The Sidney Civic Band will perform their annual patriotic concert Friday, July 8, on the courtsquare at 7 p.m.

“One of the most fun to play and enjoyable to listen to Civic Band concerts was ‘In the Beginning, There Was RHYTHM!’ which we performed in 2021,” said conductor, Phil Chilcote. “When I was in graduate school in Chicago, my professor stated that one day we would need to remember: The most important thing about playing music is knowing, “In the beginning there was rhythm.” l have never forgotten that saying … after all, the most perfect note played out of rhythm is the wrong note.”

Friday’s concert will include many pieces of music that are based on various rhythms. Some of the well-known pieces will be “Mission Impossible” in five/four time, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” “Africa,” “I Feel Good,” “Stevie Wonder In Concert” and “Electric Boogie.”

It’s a foot tapping concert, and fun to listen to because … “for all of us; our heart beat, our lungs breathing, and so forth, in the beginning was rhythm!”

The concert is free. As always, bring a lawn chair to the square; refreshments will be available for purchase from the Connection Point Church of God Relay for Life team beginning 30 minutes prior to the concerts. A Spot Pie will be given away to the winner of our random drawing trivia question. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Connection Point Church of God – see the band’s Facebook page for notifications (Facebook.com/SidneyCivicBand).