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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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President's Lawn Concert Features Warrensburg Community Band

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 20, 2009) - Enjoy the summer breeze, ice cream and music as UCM President Aaron and Ms. Ronnie Podolefsky host the annual President's Lawn Concert Monday, July 27 on the lawn of Selmo Park, the residence of the university president, at 518 S. Holden. The concert is free and open to the public, and seating is provided.

A Silver Anniversary Celebration

UCM administrators will begin serving ice cream and cookies at 7 p.m. The Warrensburg Community Band, under the direction of Russell Coleman, will offer the finale of its 25th anniversary summer season with the annual Lawn Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Guest Vocal, Instrumental Soloists to Perform

The program will open with the national anthem, followed by Prelude to a Celebration by Philip Sparke and Mannin Veen, a Manx Tone Poem by Haydn Wood. The band will accompany guest vocalist Jeff Imboden as he sings Embraceable You by George and Ira Gershwin, followed by Allegretto from Concerto for Trombone by Rimsky-Korsakov with guest soloist John Check on trombone.

A medley from Porgy and Bess by the George and Ira Gershwin will be followed by the march Boston Commandery by T. M. Carter and Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov with guest soloist Jim Gai on clarinet. Imboden will again join the band in performing ‘S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin.

A Special Composition for a Special Event

The band will perform Band of Silver, composed especially for the band’s 25th anniversary by John G. Reynolds, and conclude the program with John Philip Sousa’s march, The Stars and Stripes Forever.

Local Musicians Give Back to the Community

The Warrensburg Community Band was founded in 1985 to provide an opportunity for band musicians to continue performing for pleasure while rendering a service to the community. Membership is open to all above high school age and represents a wide variety of occupations. Financial support is provided by advertisers and private donors.