October 16, 2018

John A. Logan College's community band and orchestra will perform their annual Fall Concert on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the JALC Conference Center at 2 pm.

The Logan Community Band is directed by Michael Hanes, Director of Bands Emeritus at Southern Illinois University, and is made up fifty band musicians of all ages from throughout southern Illinois.

The band's program will include: two concert overtures by popular American composer Alfred Reed - El Camino Real and The Hounds of Spring, Variations on "Scarborough Fair" by Calvin Custer, and a new work by band composer Robert Sheldon that was inspired by the music of Richard Strauss, Der Lehrmeister. Also featured in the program will be a 100th birthday tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein - Make Our Garden Grow from Bernstein's Broadway musical Candide and the humorous overture Slava. The program will also include three marches - Coat of Arms by George Kenny, On the Quarter Deck by Kenneth Alford and The Thunderer March, by John Philip Sousa.

The John A. Logan Community Orchestra is conducted by Bob Swearingen and made up of string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the region. Their program will include both classical and contemporary orchestral works: An arrangement of the first movement from Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony", "The Inner Light" from Star Trek: The Next Generation featuring Anita Prochaska on piccolo, and Espana Cani by Pascual Marquino Narro. Popular contemporary works will include Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers, Kokomo by The Beach Boys, and Take Five by Paul Desmond.

The concert is open to the public and there is no admission charge. The concert begins at 2 pm in the Conference Center at John A. Logan College.