Independence Day Concert: July 4th at 5:30 p.m. on the Metuchen High School Lawn (or MHS auditorium should it rain)

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Pack-up the kids and the lawn chairs (or a blanket), Metuchen resident Edward Logue, former Supervisor of Music and Band Director at Metuchen High School, will conduct the band at this special patriotic event. 

 

The Brio Symphonic Band will be performing marches, vocal and trumpet soloists, folk tunes, movie favorites, and other traditional and classic band music. The band is made-up of musicians from the Central New Jersey Musician's Union, Local 202-373 AFM. 

 

Mr. Logue is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and the University of Arkansas and, since his retirement in 1995, he has worked as a free-lance percussionist in the area.  He organized and conducted the Metuchen Gala Centennial Concert and the Metuchen 9/11 Memorial Concert. Mr. Logue has also been musical director to several Plays-in-the-Park productions.

The evening's program includes:

 

American Salute, Morton Guould

Based on "WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME"

 

Selections from "PORGY AND BESS", George Gershwin; Arr. Robert Russell Bennett

 

Valdres (Norwegian March), Johanness Hanssen; Arr. Glenn C. Bainum

 

The Vanished Army (they never die), Poetic March, Kenneth J. Alford

 

Selections from "MAN OF LA MANCHA, Mitch Leigh; Arr. Frank Erickson

 

Disney at the Movies, Arranged by John Higgins

           

Intermission

 

The Blue and the Gray  (a Civil War Suite), Arranged by Clare Grundman

Kingdom Coming, Marching through Georgia, Tenting Tonight,  The Yellow Rose of Texas, Aura Lee, Dixie,  The Battle Hymn of the Republic

 

ADAGIO FOR FLUGELHORN AND BAND,  Arr. Milt Kabek

David Schneck 'flugelhorn; Based on a theme by Joaguin Rodrigo from his Concerto de Ananjuez

 

John Williams: The Symphonic Marches,  John Williams

Raiders March   Arr. John Higgins; Imperial March; Olympic Fanfare And Theme

 

Armed Forces Salute:  During the playing of this medley of Service Songs we ask that veterans and members of each branch of service rise as their song is played

 

Saint Louis Blues March, W. C. Handy;  Arr.  Jerry Gray

 

America the Beautiful,  Arr. Carmen Dragon

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Great- that still leaves time to drive over to Papaianni Park in Edison to see the Fireworks. I hear Choi and Yackel will be mud wrestling!

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