Meadville Tribune

October 17, 2013

Give your regards to Broadway — concert band's final 2013 show is set


The Meadville Tribune

ERIE — The Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania concludes its 2013 fall season in with “A Concert in the Broadway Mode” on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at the H. O. Hirt Auditorium at Blasco Memorial Library on the Bayfront Parkway. The concert is free to the public and no reservations are needed. Donations to the band are always welcome.

Soloist for the concert will be Aimée Reash of Meadville, who is a member of the Pelletier Library staff at Allegheny College and also teaches singing at the college. She is the principal tuba of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and the camp director of the Band Camp for Adult Musicians at Allegheny College. Reash will sing “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s opera, “Porgy and Bess.”

The band will play several sets of selections from Broadway shows including “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Among the marches to be played will be “March of the Siamese Children” from The King and I by Richard Rodgers, “New York Hippodrome” by John Philip Sousa, “On the Hudson” by Edwin Franko Goldman and “Broadway One-Step” by Karl King.

The concert will be conducted by the Greg Tower of Fairview. He has been a member of the trombone section of the band since its beginning in 1982. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in music education at Youngstown State University.

More information: Call (814) 734-4389.