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For Everyone - Last Summer Medina Concert this Friday, July 31st - Next week, Aug. 7th Mercer, PA

posted Jul 28, 2009, 4:20 PM by Brenda Marshall   [ updated Jul 31, 2009, 6:30 AM ]

MEDINA: Medina Community Band will present their ninth and season final concert of the 2009 summer season, a celebration of 150 years of presenting community concerts in Medina, on Friday, July 31st, 2009, at 8:30p, in Medina's Uptown Park Square Gazebo.The community band, under the baton of Marcus Neiman, will feature music that was either performed by the Band or published during the period 1995 through 2009.

Featured soloists on this hour-long concert will be: Mark Hensler, Euphonium; and, Jen Woda, soprano voice, and the "World Premiere Performance" of a newly commissioned work by former Medina resident Tadd Russo, entitled "Hometown Fanfare." Medina County Commissioner Sharon Ray will serve as the evening's guest narrator, and Tadd Russo, will be our featured guest conductor, conducting the newly created composition.

The concert will be played in the memory of Medina Community Band clarinetist Jerry Lanyi.

Band members will travel to Mercer, PA for a concert Friday, August 7, 2009.

The band will have the rest of the month of August off before resuming rehearsals in September. Two concerts remaining in 2009 are the Veterans' Day concert, Monday, November 9th and the Holiday concert, Wednesday, December 16th.

A band member found an interesting blog online from Terry Oblander, "Battle of the Bands, Medina Style"