BOULDER, CO “ January 29, 2013 “ The Boulder Concert Band , one of the premier adult community bands in Colorado, invites everyone to its œAnimal Parade concert on February 23, 7:00 p.m., at the Manhattan School of Arts and Academics, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder.
The œAnimal Parade theme will inhabit the evening, migrating the audience from a jungle safari to the deep sea. The Boulder Concert Band will welcome its special guests, triplet sisters Kristin, Mary, and Sarah Stoneback, who are among the top trumpeters on the professional scene today. They have worked with pros including Doc Severinsen, Richard Hayman, and Susan Slaughter and have been featured performers for several bands and orchestras, including the St. Louis and South Dakota Symphony Orchestras.
œWe are privileged to welcome guest performers the caliber of the Stoneback Sisters, whose virtuosity inspires the band's animal parade music, commented Dr. Dana Biggs, conductor and musical director, Boulder Concert Band. œTheir phenomenal rendition of ˜Flight of the Bumblebee' with the band is a must-see.
The program will feature a menagerie of animal-themed pieces including:
Aquarium - Johan de Meij
The Black Horse Troop “ Sousa/Fennell
Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens/arr Curnow
Flight of the Bumblebee - Rimsky-Korsakov/arr Koff
The Hounds of Spring - Alfred Reed
Mancini! - Mancini/ Bulla
Por la EspaÃ±a Cani - Marquina/Mendez
Sunrise and Safari - Adam Gorb
William Tell Overture “ Rossini/Longfield
Tickets (at door)
$10. Individual, $5. seniors and students, $20. families
About Dr. Dana Biggs, Conductor
Dana Maurice Biggs serves as the conductor and musical director of the Boulder Concert Band, and is senior instructor of music and music education and assistant director of bands at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his Masters of Music degree in instrumental conducting from Eastern Kentucky University and his Bachelors of Music Education degree and DMA in instrumental conducting from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Biggs remains active as a clinician, adjudicator, drill designer and guest conductor throughout the United States.
About The Boulder Concert Band
Although the first records of a performing band in the city of Boulder date back to 1870, the Boulder Concert Band as we know it today was reorganized in 1976 by the late Hugh McMillen, former director of bands at the University of Colorado. Considered one of the premier adult community bands in the state, the current group comprises over 70 volunteer musicians from the business, professional, and educational communities in the Boulder County and Denver metro area.
The Boulder Concert Band provides the community with outstanding performances of traditional and modern concert literature and enriches the cultural experience of the audience and the musicians. Follow the Boulder Concert Band on Facebook, Twitter (@boulder_band), or visit the web site at www.boulderband.org.