The Cerro Coso Community College Band will present their fall concert on Thursday evening, November 21, at 7:00pm in the College Lecture Center. An array of musical pieces will be performed that pay tribute to Vietnam, Woodstock, and other eras.
Music has always had the power to evoke emotion and the College band concert will feature "Black Granite" by James L. Hosay which is a tribute to the valor, courage and honor displayed by the men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam conflict. Also dating from that era is music from Woodstock that will be featured in the selection "Summer of '69" arranged by Ted Ricketts, guaranteed to bring back memories!
For the younger audience, the band will stir up memories through the "Harry Potter Symphonic Suite" by John Williams and Robert W. Smith. To bring a smile to the audience, the band will play "March of the Cute Little Wood Sprites" by PDQ Bach, "Instant Concert" by Harold L. Walters and "What's Up at The Symphony?" by Jerry Brubaker.
Rounding out the concert and setting the stage for the holidays will be "And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria!" by Robert Longfield.
The Fall Band Concert promises to be a delightful celebration of the fall season. Admission and parking are FREE. Donations will be accepted.
The Cerro Coso band is composed of gifted junior and high school students, college students, and adults (some professional) and is directed by Debra Veit. The class meets Thursday evenings from 6 to 9:10 p.m. and is a wonderful example of a multi-generational group that fosters excellent performance in all.