Carson City’s Capital City Community Band performing annual spring concert May 15

Capital City Community Band is celebrating the change of the seasons by presenting its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Western Nevada College.

Featured in the concert will be several solos or ensembles from various sections of the band.

Directed by Richard Doede, the band will perform “Gabriel’s Oboe,” written by composer Ennio Morricone, and “Abracadabra,” composed by Frank Ticheri.

The program will feature the United Kingdom’s “Soldiers in the Park” by composer Lionel Monckton. Also known as “Listen to the Band,” the song is a famous march in the UK. It was written for a musical comedy called “A Runaway Girl” in 1898.

“Concertante” by Domenico Cimarosa and “Armed Forces-A Pride of America” will be performed to honor veterans and current United States armed services members.

The performance will be in the Carson Nugget Theater, formerly known as Sarah Winnemucca Hall, in the Aspen Building, 2201 W. College Parkway. Admission is free.

Handicapped seating will be available. The best parking to avoid the use of stairs or elevator is in the back of the building on the west side by the solar panels.

Doede founded the Capital City Community Band in 1978. It works to provide a performance and music education venue for adults who enjoy making music and to provide Carson City and the surrounding communities with free musical entertainment.

All of the members donate their time and talent, including the director. The Carson City School District donates rehearsal space.

The band has represented Nevada and the U.S. at Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia in 1988 and has performed in the Community Band Festival in Davos, Switzerland in 1995.

The band relies on donations from individuals and businesses to purchase music and pay for concert venues. The band performs year round.

For more information, call Doede at 775-883-2219.

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