Cary Town Band Music Lists

Music lists for upcoming concerts are listed below.
These lists are preparatory and subject to change.
They are for future planning and promotions.

Conductor's Corner

Friday, Oct 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

Only one or two members of the Cary Town Band earn a living making music. But there are quite a few that, at one time or another, have actually conducted or have a strong desire to conduct a band in concert. We’ve asked every member who has ever conducted, or had such a desire, to select and prepare a piece for your mid-Fall enjoyment. Some will be recalling the joy of conducting from times past. A few may be experiencing the terror leading the band in public for the first time. There’s sure to be a wide variety of music selected, from overtures and short suites to marches, waltzes, and many other musical genres. There will also be a world premier of a new work by one of our members. Please join us as we showcase the musical selections and directing talents of our members and maybe a guest or two. It’s an event we call the Conductor’s Corner.

See the Conductor's Corner concert poster

Numbers will be selected from: **

221 Guadalcanal March *
Conductor - Paul Bowman
Richard Rodgers
(Robert Russell Bennett)
131 Festive Overture *
Conductor - Lauren Auchter
Dmitri Shostakovich
551 St. Louis Blues March *
Conductor - Connie Varner
W.C. Handy,
Arr. Luther Henderson
552 Sleeping Beauty Ballet Excerpts *
Conductor - Patty Pierce
Peter I. Tschaikowsky
004 American Patrol *
Conductor - Bill Hiltenbrand ª
F. W. Meacham
565 American Flourish *
Conductor - Yoshi Nakamura ª
Robert W. Smith
567a Autumnal Equnox *
(Change of Seasons Suite - No. 3)
Conductor - Stuart Holoman
Stuart Holoman
564 Toccata for Band *
Conductor - Joan Fleming
Frank Ericson
343 Solid Men to the Front * (Encore)
Conductor - Mark Gloden
John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
ª CTB Assistant Conductor
** All selections subject to change.

Veterans' Luncheon

Friday, November 07, 2014, 11:30 am
Herb Young Community Center,
Cary, NC

Numbers will be selected from: **

3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
70 Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
84b Star Spangled Banner (Sousa) Bb ª F.S. Key / W. Damrosch, Arr. John Philip Sousa
93 Battle Hymn of the Republic ª Arr. Peter Wilhousky
269 National Emblem Edwin Eugene (E.E.) Bagley
376 God Bless America ª Irvine Berlin
  A Patriotic Medley: ª  
B3 America, the Beautiful ª Samuel Ward
B4 Hail, Columbia Philip Phile
B5 Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean Thomas á Becket
B6 America ª Muzio Clementi
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
ª Performed with the Cary Christian School Choir, James Baker, Director.
** All selections subject to change.


Friday, Dec 12, 2014, 7:30 PM
Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
Cary, NC

In July there’s Summerfest. In December, it’s Winterfest – time for the band to join with the Cary Senior Center in our sixth annual musical celebration of the holiday season. For the past few years we’ve had a carol sing-along that was quite popular, so we’ll be doing it again this year. (Be sure to cast your vote for you favorite carols.) There’ll be music to celebrate your favorite holiday festivities – Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, maybe New Years, and of course, a Sleigh Ride. This year we also hope to feature a few smaller ensembles of band members bringing you holiday favorites. Come enjoy all your favorite melodies as we bring you music at Winterfest.

Numbers will be selected from: **

413 Sleigh Ride * Leroy Anderson
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.

Let's Do Lunch

Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

Ever heard the expression, “Let’s Do Lunch”? It’s frequently a polite brush off. But in this case, it’s a heartfelt invitation to join the band as we consume food – or at least music about food and the places where you can do that. In the Friendly Tavern, In a Persian Market, On the Mall, or on a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, there’s so much food (music) to be had – noodles, oranges, pickles, watermelon, and more. To spice it up, there’s sugar, salt and pepper, and beer. For dessert, we have pie and cake. And there’s music for all that. For a late-winter feast, come on now – Let’s Do Lunch!

Numbers will be selected from: **

6 The Advance of Aluminum Leo W. Gabriel
30 Friendly Tavern Polka Jerry Brown & Frank de Vol
54 The Love of Three Oranges March Sergei Prokofiev
63 On the Mall Edwin Franko Goldman
110 Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna Franz von Suppé
182 The Magic Garden Karl L. King
198 Beer Barrel Polka Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm, & Jaromir Vejvoda
220 Teddy Bear's Picnic John W. Bratton
289 Everglades Sugar March F. G. Sturchio
325a Suite of Old American Dances - Cake Walk Robert Russell Bennette
344 Pfeffer and Salz Ernst Mosch / Frank Pleyer
397 In a Persian Market Albert W. Ketèlbey
469 Pass the Pickles (Tango) Grace Le Boy
470 Watermelon Club Jens Bodewalt (J. B.) Lampe
471 The Watermelon Frolick Howard Whitney
473 Dill Pickles Charles L. Johnson
495 Pie in the Face Polka Henry Mancini
522 Chili Sauce Rag H. A. Fischler (Harry J. Lincoln)
B26 Short'nin' Bread Folk Song
Chat Love of Three Oranges
Marche and scherzo
Sergey Prokofiev
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.

Play With the Band

Friday, Mar 27, 2015, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

For this very special concert, we’re extending an invitation to young wind/percussion instrumental students with just a few years playing experience to sit in with the band for a series of rehearsals and a formal concert in the Cary Arts Center Theater – a “Play with the Adult Non-Pros” experience. We especially include those who take private lessons, are home schooled, or attend a school without a formal band. The music includes selections starting off with easier pieces and getting progressively more challenging. Local school music directors and private teachers can “nominate” students they feel are advanced enough to enjoy and grow from this experience. We will also entertain requests from parents with children they feel are ready for such a challenge. Who knows – perhaps some may be invited to participate with the band in future concerts. Come enjoy the talents of young musicians as they Play with the Band.

Numbers will be selected from: **

511 March Opus 69 No. 10 Sergei Prokofiev
512 Fairy Tale and March Sergei Prokofiev
514 Augie's Great Municipal Band John Williams
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.

From the British Empire

Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheate, Bond Park
Cary, NC

It’s time for a trip around the world with music From the British Empire, or at least the British empire of the 19th century. Of course there’s the Pomp and Circumstance of England, appropriate for this graduation time, and an English Folk Song Suite. How about Pryor’s Blue Bells of Scotland or an Irish Tune by Granger? We’ll visit the town of Invercargill in New Zealand and sing a song of Canada. We’ll march with Her Majesty’s Army and Royal Air Force, and perhaps meet Her Majesty, the Queen herself. So much great music from the empire’s composers and so little time to sample it all. But sample it we will. Come with us as we travel with music From the British Empire.

Numbers will be selected from: **

12 British Eighth Zo Elliott
26 Colonel Bogey Kenneth J. Alford
32 First Suite in Eb Gustav Holst
78 Second Suite in F Gustav Holst
88a Irish Tune from County Derry Percy Grainger
101 Folk Song Suite * Ralph Vaughn Williams
116 Her Majesty, the Queen John Philip Sousa
130 Colonial Song Percy Grainger
142 Royal Air Force March Past Henry Walford Davies & George Dyson
155 Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 Edward Elgar
205 Vanished Army Kenneth J. Alford
227 Army of the Nile Kenneth J. Alford
229 The Mad Major Kenneth J. Alford
329 O Canada Calixa Lavallée
331 Eagle Squadron March * Kenneth J. Alford
332 Invercargill March * Alex F. Lithgow
363 Blue Bells of Scotland Arthur Pryor
422 The Voice of the Guns Kenneth J. Alford
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.