Friday, June 27, 2014

6-28-14 july 4th concert at buttermilk

  The Fond du Lac Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dale Shipe, will present its traditional Americana Concert at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac on Friday, the 4th of July, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Erected and donated to the community by William McDermott, the Lakeside Park bandstand has been home to Fourth of July band concerts since 1901. It was named in honor of longtime Military Band leader Joseph Schmitz in 1968 and placed on the local registry of historic landmarks in 1973.  Vocalist Eva Thelen will be featured on several selections including God of Our Fathers, This Land is Your Land, Armed Forces Salute, and a medley of BeeGee’s tunes. The band will perform Dawn of a New Day by American band composer James Swearingen and Amber Waves of Grain by James Curnow. Medleys include American folk songs, river songs and a collection of pop tunes titled Themes Like Old Times. Also on the program are the Bugle Call Rag, America, and two Sousa marches: Washington Post and Stars and Stripes Forever.   The Band’s performance will be followed by fireworks on the lakefront at 9:45 p.m.. The Symphonic Band’s summer concerts in Fond du Lac are sponsored by the City of Fond du Lac, and a free-will offering will be received to assist with summer concert expenses. 

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