Dayton, OH- The Sinclair Community College Community Bands, directed by Kenneth Kohlenberg, present the first two concerts of their 32nd season with a celebration of music for America.
The 50-member Community Wind Symphony will perform Saturday, November 22, at 8:00 p.m. The 65-member Community Concert Band will perform Monday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts are free and will be held in Blair Hall Theatre, Building 2, on the Sinclair Campus.
The Community Bands were organized in 1977 and the Concert Band gave its first performance in December of that year. The bands are composed of woodwind, brass and percussion musicians from Sinclair and the greater Dayton area. While many members are professional music educators, membership also includes students and community members from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds.
Included in the Wind Symphony's Saturday performance are Gordon Jacob's Flag of Stars, Steven Bryant's Stampede, and Roger Nixon's Fiesta del Pacifico. On Monday, the Concert Band's performance will include Aaron Copland's Outdoor Overture, Frank Ticheli's Cajun Folk Songs and Henry Fillmore's Americans We March.
"There are so many different sounds and moods that reflect the vast variety of cultures in America," said Kohlenberg, professor of music at Sinclair. "Whether the music is a medley of American songs or it is music that just feels American, these concerts offer a mixture of many moods and styles that everyone will enjoy."
Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call 937-512-2753.