Capital City Community Band’s annual free spring concert to return Sunday

Bellowing trumpets, booming horns and beating drums along with a symphony of other instruments will enliven Western Nevada College at a free concert Sunday.

Under the direction of Richard Doede, the Capital City Community Band will perform its annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. at the Carson City campus, 2201 W. College Parkway.

The program will include familiar and requested arrangements, including Cimarron, a Wild West Western arrangement; A Salute to the Cinema with music from “Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Wizard of Oz”; Broadway Journey, a compilation of nine songs; and Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, featuring the band’s clarinet section.

As always, the band will have featured requests including Glenn Miller arrangements and the music of John Philip Sousa. Also in store is a tribute to veterans and enlisted military.

The Salute to the Armed Forces: The Pride of America will be played in honor of both retired and active members of the nation’s armed forces.

The band has been putting on free music in the Carson City area since it formed in 1979. All of the members donate their time and talent, and donations are collected so the ensemble can cover operating costs and keep performances free.

The concert will take place in the Carson Nugget Hall, formerly the Sarah Winnemucca Hall, in the college’s Aspen building.

Other concerts are planned at 6 p.m. July 20 at First United Methodist Church and 5 p.m. July 22 at First Presbyterian Church in Carson City; and 4 p.m. July 23 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville.

For information, call Doede at 775-883-2219, or go to


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