Band readies summer finale

Staff report

SIDNEY — The Sidney Civic Band will perform its finale concert of the summer, Friday, at 7 p.m., on the courtsquare.

This concert will feature a variety of music, with perhaps a few surprises.

“I am really looking forward to the concert, and a bit sorry that the season is already over,” said Phil Chilcote, conductor. “This has been a really wonderful season — being able to enjoy the ambiance of performing on the historic Shelby County courthouse grounds and having such wonderful audiences for every concert. This finale 2016 summer concert will include several pieces that I believe the audience will really enjoy. Some of the sections will include Sousa marches: ‘The Fairest of the Fair,’ ‘Nobles of the Mystic Shrine’ and ‘The Stars and Stripes Forever.’ Lighter selections include ‘Swing’s the Thing,’ ‘In the Midnight Hour,’ ‘Bossa Nova’ and ‘Tijuana Brass in Concert.’”

Serveral selections will be played that the band has not played for a number of years: “Festival” by Clifton Williams and “Chorale and Alleluia” by Howard Hanson. Both were performed for “Images of the Land,” eight years ago. Rounding out the concert will be an opening concert march by John Cacavas, “Burnished Brass,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and an old, beautiful piece of music titled “The Lost Chord” by Arthur Sullivan.

In case of rain, the band will perform at the Connection Point Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road. Food and drinks will be available for concert-goers, courtesy of the Relay for Life Team of the Connection Point Church.

Attendees should take lawn chairs.

Staff report