Concert Dates: EHOVE – Sunday, April 18th, 2 pm and Medina HS – Wednesday, April 21st, 7:30 pm
Concert Sites: EHOVE – 316 Mason Road, Milan 44846 and Medina HS – 777 E Union St, Medina 44256
Medina: The Medina Community Band, under the baton of Marcus L. Neiman, will present their annual spring concerts on Sunday, April 18th, at 2p, EHOVE Career Center, 316 Mason Road (Milan 44846) and Wednesday, April 21st, at 7:30p, Medina High School Middle Stage Auditorium, 777 East Union Street, Medina. Admission is complimentary to these concerts.
Featured instrumental soloist will be Medina resident Paul Rocco, cornetist, performing Herbert L. Clarke’s The Debutante. Originally from Brooklyn (NY), Rocco studied with Blair Moger and Joseph Andrucci in high school and the late Herbert W. Harp at SUNY at Fredonia. Rocco moved to Ohio to take the job of police officer with the City of Medina, where he was also the department’s forensic artist. He became a member of the Medina Community Band in 1989. Since then he has completed his bachelor’s degree in fine arts, music at The University of Akron, studying trumpet with Scott Johnston, Tucker Jolly, and Geoff Hardcastle. Besides playing with the Community Band, he also performs with the Sounds of Sousa Band and the Brass Band of the Western Reserve. He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (local 24-Akron, Ohio).
Bugler’s Holiday. Pictured at right (from left to right) Michelle Tamburo, Hannah Neumeyer and Kevin Niese, will appear as soloist. Niese is a junior at Edison High School and is a member of the marching band, stage band, pit orchestra, wind ensemble, show choir, concert choir and is first chair trumpet in the wind ensemble and a section leader in marching band. His future plans are to major in music education at Kent State University. Tamburo is a senior at Edison, sitting second chair in Wind Ensemble as well as Varsity Stage Band. She is also a section leader and squad leader in their marching band; a member of Concert Choir and Sound Dimension Show Choir. She plans to attend Bowling Green State University to major in music and math education.
Medina Community Band will feature the Rossini’s Overture to William Tell; Sullivan’s suite Pineapple Poll and John Williams movie overture to The Cowboys. Sousa’s marches El Capitan, Washington Post and Stars and Stripes Forever; J.C. Heed’s march Regimental Pride and N.C. Davis’ trombone characteristic Trombone Francaise will also be featured. Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute and Berlin’s God Bless America will serve as the band’s salute to those serving in the armed forces.
The 70-piece ensemble’s program will be narrated by Jan Snyder. Medina Community Band’s summer season will begin on Friday, June 4th, at 8:30p on the Historic Medina Public Square Gazebo. Concerts will continue weekly through Friday, July 30th.
Medina Community Band is under the baton of Marcus Neiman, who has served as their conductor since the summer of 1973. For further information on the EHOVE concert, please call EHOVE Career Center at 866.499.9707. For further information on the Medina High School concert, contact Neiman at 330.725.8198 or via email at MarcusNeiman@medinacommunityband.org. Additional information on the band and its activities can be found at their website: http://www.medinacommunityband.org/.