From jazz to rock with the Marion Concert Band


MARION – On Friday, August 19, the Marion Concert Band continues its series of Friday evening concerts with a program of popular American music.

The program includes a solo trumpeter and a variety of pop styles from the 1900s to the present day, is as follows:

  • Washington Post March – JP Sousa
  • Second American Folk Rhapsody – C. Grundman
  • The Gershwin Symphony – G. Gershwin
  • Satchmo! – arr. T. Ricketts; Mary St. Laurent-Sheehan, trumpet
  • Big Band Signatures – arr. J. Higgins
  • Crooner’s Serenade – arr. J.Williams
  • Legends of Pop and Rock: The Beatles – arr. Mr. Sweeney
  • Legends of pop and rock: the association – arr. T.Ricketts
  • Spain – C. Korea
  • Blues Brothers Revue – arr. J.Bocook
  • Thundercrest Walk – E. Osterling

Guest conductor Philip Sanborn resides in Marion. He is Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Tri-County Symphonic Band, a position he has held since 2006. Trombonist and euphonium player, he is a member of the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra and has performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and American Band of Providence, RI

Mary St. Laurent-Sheehan, trumpet, has performed with the Narragansett Bay Symphony, Tri-County Symphonic Band, Marion Concert Band and Band of America’s Few. She is an alumnus of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (1992) and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where she performed with the Parris Island Marine Band. She has been a member of the Marion Concert Band since 2012.

The concert will take place at the Robert Broomhead Bandstand, Island Wharf near Front Street in Marion. The program, under the direction of Tobias Monte, will begin at 7:00 a.m. All concerts are free and open to the public. Visit “Marion Town Band” on Facebook for up-to-date announcements and rain cancellation notices.


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