Meadville Tribune

July 5, 2013

Concert Band to present ‘An Evening in the Broadway Mode’


Meadville Tribune

EDINBORO — The Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania will play some of America’s most beloved music from the Broadway stage during “An Evening in the Broadway Mode” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in front of Cole Auditorium on the campus of Edinboro University.

There is no admission charge for the concert and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Those attending are asked to bring their favorite outdoor seating to the concert. Should the weather be uncooperative, the concert will move into Cole Auditorium.

The concert will be conducted by the assistant conductor of the band, Greg Tower of Fairview. He has been a member of the trombone section of the band since its beginning in 1982. Tower 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. Tower was the junior-high school band director at Conneaut, Ohio.

The soloist for the concert is Aimée Reash of Meadville. She is a member of the Pelletier Library staff at Allegheny College. She also teaches singing at the college.

Reash is the principal tuba of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and the camp director of the Band Camp for Adult Musicians at Allegheny College. She 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.

- More information: Call (814) 734-4389.