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.

Surprise, Surprise!

Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

Do you like surprises? Well, here’s a concert that’s just chocked full of surprises. First, where’s this concert going to be held? Every year for the past 20 years or so, our May concert has always been outdoors at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park. But this year? It’s a surprise! We’re moving to the cool inside of the Cary Arts Center. What music will be featured? It’s a surprise! But, you can bet on at least one piece by Haydn. There’ll be an NC premier, too. Also, this will be the last “Silly Prize” concert this season. What “Silly Prizes” will be awarded? You guessed it – it’s a surprise. So join with the band as we do our best to surprise you with Surprise, Surprise!

See the Surprise, Surprise! concert poster

Numbers will be selected from: **

  It's a Surprise ☺  
95 Zampa Overture *
    Guest Conductor - Dr. Jim Hammerle
Louis Hérold
Arr. V.F. Safranek
384 Night on Bald Mountain * Modeste Moussorgsky
Arr. William A. Schaefer
496 Professor Fate     or
"Push the Button, Max"
    Trombone Soloist - Yoshi Nakamura
Henry Mancini
Arr. Stuart Holoman
594 Fantasie *
for Solo Flute & Wind Ensemble
    Flute Soloist - Mary Norris
Gabriel Faure
Arr. Robert K Webb
603 Gabriel's Oboe *
    Oboe Soloist - Virginia Carty
Ennio Morricone
Arr. Robert Longfield
604 Surprise Symphony. 2nd Mvmt ° Joseph Haydn
Arr. William H. Beebe
605 The Night Voices (Suite)
    1. The Cricket's Happy Song
    2. The Grasshopper's Flirtation
    3. The Owl's Lament
    4. The Frog's Wedding Procession
    5. Pepper's Parade
George J. Trinkaus
Arr. P. Aarne Vesilind
606 Humoreske * Antonin Dvorak
Arr. V.F. Safranek
607 March of the Belgian Parachutists * Pierre Leemans
Arr. John R. Bourgeois
B28 Camptown Races Stephen C. Foster
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library

                The Inaugural
Triangle Community Band Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 4:00 PM
Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701

For a late afternoon of great band music, you'll definitely want to join us for The Inaugural Triangle Community Band Festival. Reviving an annual tradition from the mid 1990's that was lost in 2006, when the old Cary Town Band gazebo bandstand was vacated, this festival brings together all the Triangle area's wonderful community bands in a joint concert not to be missed. The Festival features performances from:
        Cary Town Band,
        Durham Community Concert Band,
        Holly Springs Community Band,
        Raleigh Concert Band,
        (Chapel Hill) Village Band
Each band will perform about a 30 minute short concert. (The Durham Central Park venue allows multiple bands to be set up simultaneously so there will be little time between groups.) Then the bands will all join together in a performance of John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever, with a sound we're sure will be heard throughout downtown Durham - a moment you will not want to miss. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local food trucks, including Bam Pow Chow, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Dang Good Dogs, Loco Pops, and Pie Pushers! This project is supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. For more information, check out the website at If you like band music, you will definitely want to add this event to your calendar. Bring your blankets or chairs and we'll see you there.

See the Triangle Community Band Festival concert poster

CTB Numbers will be selected from: **

38 The Iron Count Overture Karl L. King
236 The Junk Man Rag C. Luckyth (Luckey) Roberts
382 Ticonderoga Leroy Anderson
582 Summertime * ° George Gershwin /
Arr. Philip J. Lang
589 Dance of the Skeletons Thomas S. Allen
608 Red's White and Blue March * ° Red Skelton
606 Humoreske * Antonin Dvorak
607 March of the Belgian Parachutists * Pierre Leemans /
Arr. John R. Bourgeois
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library
** All selections subject to change.

A Salute to the Flag

Sunday, July 03, 2016, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC
(There will be a Preshow performance with the Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at 6:30 p.m.)

Do you ever just stand and look in awe at our national flag – the Stars and Stripes - Old Glory? It’s got quite a history, you know. This year, for our 29th Annual Patriotic Celebration, we’ll be musically saluting that flag, it’s history, and many musical works it has inspired. Joining with the Concert Singers of Cary, we feature John Raymond Howell’s offering of A Salute to the Flag, plus marches, songs, and other works recalling Old Glory. And, of course, there’s the annual pre-4th of July salute to our military service personnel past and present who have helped secure our freedom and liberty. You’ll be educated and happily entertained when you join us for A Salute to the Flag.

Numbers will be selected from: **

575 Riders For the Flag * John Philip Sousa
  Post the colors Boy Scouts of Occoneechee Council
  Taps    CTB Trumpets -
    Jim Murphy, Milton Carawan
Daniel Butterfield
Pledge of Allegiance (Audience)
84b Star Spangled Banner † John Stafford Smith
Arr. John Philip Sousa
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
pdf Flag Day Carl Schramm
224 A Salute to the Flag † various
Arr. John Raymond Howell
70 Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.
† Performed with the Concert Singers of Cary