Capital City Community Band’s Annual Salute to Young Musicians concert planned |

Capital City Community Band’s Annual Salute to Young Musicians concert planned

Nevada Appeal staff report
Capital City Community Band’s annual Salute to Young Musicians concert returns March 12 at the Carson City Community Center.
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The enthusiastic voices of elementary school students from two local schools will fill the Community Center when they perform with the Capital City Community Band on March 12.

This year’s Salute to Young Musicians concert, put on annually by the band, will feature choirs from Fritsch and Mark Twain elementary schools.

The choirs will perform “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” “Disney at the Movies,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Armed Forces — The Pride of America” with the Capitol City Community Band honoring “Music in Our Schools Week.”

Conducting the Fritsch Elementary School choir is Nicole Melsheimer, a CHS graduate and former Miss Carson City. With more than 30 years of experience playing the piano, she was a part of the music group, “M-N-M Music,” with whom she recorded a CD.

Melsheimer received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Nevada, Reno, and earned her teaching license from Sierra Nevada College. She traveled for one year in the international performing group “Up With People” and was one of the keyboard players in the cast band. She has taught music at Carson City schools for seven years and now teaches music, band and choir at her former elementary school.

Christina Bourne, conductor of the Mark Twain Elementary School Choir, is a Carson City native. She graduated with honors from CHS in 1997 and received a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Nevada in 2001. She went on to earn a Master in Music Education in 2007. Bourne has been teaching general music and band for the Carson City School District for a decade. She won Miss Nevada 2003 and Carson City School District Teacher of the Year in 2009.

The program also will feature “76 Trombones” from the Music Man and “Fairest of the Fair” by John Philip Sousa as well as other marches from the Capital band, under the direction of Richard Doede.

The audience also can look forward to hearing “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by the clarinet choir from Carson High School.

The music starts at 3 p.m. in the Bob Boldrick Theater inside the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Also catch the Capital band’s upcoming free concert at 3 p.m. May 21 in the Nugget Auditorium at Western Nevada College.

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