OSWEGO, NY – Celebrating its 80th year, the Oswego City Band presents “Melodies and Movies” at Breitbeck Park on Wednesday (July 29) at 7:30 p.m.
The ensemble will be performing a wide variety of styles appropriate for all ages and musical tastes.
The group will play a medley of Anything Goes, Begin the Beguine, Night and Day, and Just One of Those Things, all popular songs by great American songwriter Cole Porter.
Traditional American melodies Simple Gifts and Shenandoah arranged by Aaron Copland and Frank Ticheli will be highlighted, as well as Holst’s Moorside March and Vaughan William’s Folk Song Suite.
Two exciting blockbuster movie scores, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter’s Symphonic Suite will engage young and old listeners alike.
Of special note is the piece Nine Mile Saga, a composition by Oswego’s very own retired Oswego High School band teacher, composer and trombonist Bill Palange.
And of course, no city band concert would be complete without a couple of energetic marches by John Phillip Sousa!