NLR Community Band to perform for 2013 on Nov. 3

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The North Little Rock Community Concert Band will present the final concert performance of our 2013 season on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Patrick Henry Hays Center at 401 W. Pershing. The family friendly concert begins at 3 p.m. and there is no admission fee. The NLR Community Band is an all-volunteer wind band and performs under the baton of Music Director Rico Belotti.

Belotti calls this concert “Every Song Has A Story.” After the traditional patriotic opening of “Stars, Stripes and Drums” and “The Star Spangled Banner” the band will launch into John Philip Sousa’s “The Free Lance,” a march from one of Sousa’s operettas. The ensemble will follow with excerpts from the Finale of “Triumphal Symphony” by Berlioz. “At A Dixieland Jazz Funeral” by long time Arkansas State University Professor Jared Spears will follow. North Little Rock native Lee Clark will come from the trombone section to direct “King Karl King March” by Henry Fillmore and Belotti will return for “The Peanut Vendor.”

Also on the program is Michael Brown’s “A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch;” “Miss Trombone” a rag by Henry Fillmore; “The Seventies,” a medley of over 30 tunes from that decade and “Armed Forces, The Pride of America” saluting the upcoming Veterans Day. The concert will close with the playing of our national march “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The performance will take a little more than one hour and more information about the band and the concert can be found at www.nlrcommunityband.com or by calling 758-2576.

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