CCBC’s Baltimore Symphonic Band to perform
June 17 at Ft. McHenry
as part of the Star-Spangled200 Sailabration
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (June 7, 2012) – The Community College of Baltimore County’s Baltimore Symphonic Band has been selected to perform patriotic music during the Star-Spangled200 Sailabration festivities commemorating the War of 1812 – America’s second Revolutionary War.
The troupe will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 17 at Ft. McHenry. The evening’s events will also include fly overs by the Blue Angels and tours of visiting Tall Ships.
The 60-member community orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Wolfe, assistant principal clarinetist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and professor of Music at CCBC, will perform a concert of patriotic music including:
“The Star-Spangled Banner” – arr. By Stamp
“American Salute” (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
“Battle Hymn of the Republic”
Armed Forces Hymns including “Anchors Aweigh”
Songs from the movie Top Gun (“Take My Breath Away” and “Danger Zone”)
Victory at Sea ( “Guadalcanal March”)
Theme from “Mars”
John Williams- Olympic Fanfares and Liberty Fanfare, “Hymn to the Fallen”
John Philip Sousa’s “Liberty Bell”
“Let Freedom Ring” – a medley of “Yankee Doodle,” “Chester,” “To the Colors,” “Columbia the Gem of the Ocean,” “America the Beautiful”
Liszt’s march from “Les Preludes”
About the Baltimore Symphonic Band
Established in 1981, the Baltimore Symphonic Band, in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, utilizes the skills and talents of all-volunteer membership to provide its audiences with the opportunity to hear quality band music ranging from marches to symphonic works.
Musicians of all ages with variety of musical backgrounds are provided with the opportunity to broaden and apply their musical performance skills. They participate in the band out of the love of playing and performing music.
The BSB has performed all over the state of Maryland, including the Baltimore Inner Harbor Concert Series, the Bel Air Concert Series, the Aberdeen Concert Series, the Havre de Grace Concert Series, Charlestown Retirement Community, Oak Crest Village, Riderwood Village and at St. Joseph's Church.
In 2008, 2005, and 1999, the band embarked on international tours which included Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia, where it performed several concerts.
In the role of community service programs, the band performs annually at Spring Grove Hospital, and at various neighborhood festivals throughout the area. The band is a major participant and organizer of the Annual Maryland Community Band Day.
Under the musical direction of Christopher Wolfe, the band rehearses once a week on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Contact the CCBC Music Office at 443-840-1536 for additional information.
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