Concert Band to present “A Celebration of Independence” July 2


GREENVILLE — Summer music in the park begins this Sunday, July 2 at 7 p.m. at the Marling Band Shell area of Greenville City Park. The band begins the concert season with “A Celebration of Independence.”

The featured performer for the evening will be Mr. John Whirledge.

Whirledge is a 2005 graduate of Fairfield High School in Goshen, Indiana, and a 2009 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. While at IWU, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Worship and was a member of the Indiana Wesleyan Chorale for four years. Since graduating, he has served as a worship and youth director at EUM Church in Greenville, a Worship Pastor at Dayton United Methodist Church, outside of Lafayette, Indiana, and he is currently the full-time Worship Arts Director at Fountain City Wesleyan Church in Richmond, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, watching and attending sporting events and performing with his wife of five years, Chelsea. John and Chelsea reside outside of Greenville, and he is very excited to be performing with the Municipal Band for the 2017 season.

Whirledge will be singing “God Bless the USA,” “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America” with the band.

“We are very pleased to have John make his debut with the band,” said organizers.

Another feature of the evening will be the musical talents of Mr. Ken McCoy. A local native, he has arranged for the many outstanding organizations including the United States Army Field Band and The Ohio State University Marching Band.

“We are fortunate that Mr. McCoy will be sharing his arrangement of “God Bless the USA” for us and he has arranged this year’s chorale warm up “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.”

Please plan to join the Greenville Municipal Concert Band and its Celebration of Independence concert Sunday, July 2 at 7 p.m. at the Marling Band Shell area in the Greenville City Park.

“Plenty of bench seating is available or you are always welcome to bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the show. Please note if the weather for this concert is rainy, we regret that we will have to cancel the show. This will be the only concert until Labor Day that the shelter house will not be available to us to perform in case of rainy weather.”


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