Centennial Band concert

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Miami — The Globe Miami Centennial Band will offer a Spring Concert on Sunday, April 23, at 4 p.m. The concert will be performed at the Miami High School Auditorium, which is located on Ragus Road, behind the Claypool WalMart.

Our director, Nolan Frost, has chosen all new concert and jazz music for the 35-member, all-volunteer band. There will be a couple of classics: Leroy Anderson’s “Wearing of the Green” and Edvard Grieg’s “March of the Tolls,” as well as some modern concert band scores: “Bayou Breakdown” by Brant Karrick, “Cajon Folk Songs” by Frank Tichelli, and “Buenaventura” by Steve Hodges.

The Jazz Band will play “All In,” “My Foolish Heart,” “Alone Together,” and “How High the Moon.” Popular vocalist, Marsha Cowan will sing “You Do Something to Me,” by Cole Porter.

The concert is free; donations are always welcome. For a change, the concert is in the afternoon, so this is a good chance to bring our older friends and relatives out for a nice afternoon of music.

The Globe Miami Centennial Band is a non-profit organization, sponsored by the Gila County Historical Society. Donations can be made to the "Centennial Band Fund," through the Historical Society at PO Box 2891, Globe, AZ 85502.

We would like to thank our fans who attended the sold-out Valentine’s Ball last February for making that fundraiser a success. Money raised bought a much-needed newer copy machine and will help fund our 2017-18 season.

April 23 will be our last concert for this season. Musicians interested in joining the band should call 928-200-9100. Rehearsals will start again Aug. 3, and continue every Thursday through the school year, from 6:30 to 8 (concert band), and 8 to 9:30 p.m. (jazz band). The bands plays four to five concerts a year. Musicians of all ages are welcome!