GREENVILLE – The Greenville Municipal Concert Band will continue the summer concert series with a concert on Sunday in the Marling Band Shell in the Greenville City Park. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
All Municipal Band concerts are free and open to the public. Plenty of seating will be available in the park benches. Listeners may bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating if they prefer. This concert will be directed by the band’s associate conductor, Doug Albright.
The featured soloist for the evening is JR Price. Mr. Price is an instrumental music teacher in the Greenville City Schools, where he directs the school’s orchestras, as well as the high school jazz band. He is also the primary conductor of the Greenville Municipal Concert Band. He will be performing “Yakety Sax” and “What a Wonderful World” with the accompaniment of the concert band.
A variety of music rounds out the program. Musical selections scheduled to be performed include “Sketches from The Caucasus,” “Highlights from The Music Man,” “That’s A Plenty,” “Eighties Flashback,” Cole Porter’s “Night and Day,” and traditional marches such as “The Crosley March,” “The Victors,” and John Philip Sousa’s “U.S. Field Artillery.”
The Greenville Municipal Concert Band has been an important part of the musical life of the city of Greenville since the founding of the band in 1883. The Marling Band Shell and the Greenville City Park provide an unexcelled setting for a band concert for listeners and performers alike.