Thursday, November 6, 2014

Saint Mary’s, Cotter bands to perform in fall festival Nov. 16

The public is invited to hear four bands perform beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Fall Band Festival to be held at Cotter High School’s Saint Cecilia Theatre.

Performing bands include the Cotter Concert Band and Symphonic Band, Saint Mary’s Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, plus two combined pieces with the Cotter Symphonic Band and the Saint Mary’s Concert Band.

Cotter’s Concert Band will perform “Synergies” by Robert Sheldon and “Benediction” by John Stevens; the symphonic band will perform “Hallelujah” by Johnnie Vinson and “American Riversongs” by Pierre LaPlante; Saint Mary’s Wind Ensemble will follow with “Celebration for Winds and Percussion”; and the Saint Mary’s Concert Band will perform “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo” by Malcolm Arnold. The combined bands will round out the performance with “Rest” by Frank Ticheli and “Rough Riders March” by Karl King.

The event is free. Directors are Rick Peters and Dr. Janet Heukeshoven.