April 25, 2019

The John A. Logan College Community Band and Community Orchestra will present their annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm in Conference Center at the College’s Carterville campus.  Admission is free.  

These two community ensembles are made up of musicians of all ages from throughout the southern Illinois region who perform for the love of music. Both are volunteer groups sponsored, and made possible by John A. Logan College. The ensembles will perform separate programs and then they will combine to perform,  Holy, Holy, Holy arranged by James Curnow, and Songs of America by Camp Kirkland.

The orchestra's conductor is Bob Swearingen from Murphysboro. The orchestra portion of the concert will include traditional and contemporary compositions. Selections will include:  American Patrol March, transcriptions of  Haydn's Military Symphony and Johann Strauss Jr.'s  Radetzky March. Popular selections will include: The Syncopated Clock, As Time Goes By, Try To Remember, Minnie the Moocher and Theme from "Game Of Thrones" adapted by conductor Swearingen.

The band, conducted by Michael Hanes, Director of Bands Emeritus at SIUC, will perform waltzes from John Philip Sousa's opera "El Capitan" , Overture in B Flat, by Cesar Giovannini, Amber Waves of Grain, by James Curnow, The Blue Ridge, a medley of traditional Blue Ridge folk songs, by Robert Sheldon, At A Camp Meeting,  by Chris Sharp and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, by John Williams.

The performance is at 2 pm in the John A. Logan Conference Center and is free and open to the public.