SUMMER BAND CONCERT #2
A “Knight” of Music at the Castle
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Veranda of the Canadian Lakes Castle
9400 Pere Marquette
Canadian Lakes, MI 49346
Alternate Rain Location: Inside the Castle
FREE ADMISSION! • OPEN TO EVERYONE!
THE FERRIS COMMUNITY SUMMER BAND
54th Annual Concert Season
Dr. Richard Scott Cohen, director
MAKE MUSIC! • ENRICH THE COMMUNITY! • ENJOY THE SUMMER BAND!
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Come join us for a very enjoyable evening of music in the beautiful setting of the Canadian Lakes Castle, nestled in the woods and overlooking large expanses of meticulously trimmed golf courses.
This is the second concert of the 54th annual concert season, presented by the Ferris Community Summer Band. Area adults, college students, high school students, and advanced middle school students perform light and enjoyable selections for classmates, family members, neighbors and visitors to the Big Rapids area.
Come enjoy a lovely evening of music featuring an enjoyable and interesting mix of musical styles. The selections will range from Ragtime to Opera, from Hollywood to the Caribbean, and Americana favorites like “Amazing Grace.” This concert’s featured musical artists are Noah Mallett on the xylophone, and Ed Malletton the tuba. FSU President David Eisler will also be featured as guest conductor.
Beauty and the Beast
Begin the Beguine
Orange Bowl March
Summer of ’69
ABOUT THE BAND
Sponsored by Ferris State University as part of its “Music for Life!” initiative, the Ferris Community Summer Band is celebrating its 54th year of bringing the campus and the community together through music. It is open — at no cost — to all area adults, college students, high school students, and advanced middle school students with band experience. In order to perform in a concert, musicians should attend the rehearsal beforehand. Musicians are invited to perform in as many concerts as they can that fit into their schedules. Musical friends and relatives visiting in town this summer are also welcome. To participate, either contact director Scott Cohen in advance (231-591-2484 or RichardScottCohen@ferris.edu), or simply come to the next rehearsal!
5 REMAINING CONCERTS:
ALL ARE AT 7:00 P.M. AND ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Weekly Ferris Community Summer Band Concerts are presented outdoors throughout the greater Big Rapids area, including the new Big Rapids Band Shell, the Canadian Lakes Castle, and local parks. All of them support local community activities and organizations such as the Roof Replacement Project at the Big Rapids Old Jail, the annual Spectrum Big Rapids Hospital Community Block Party, the Canadian Lakes Association, and the annual Big Rapids Band Shell Concert Summer Series.
- June 12 (Wednesday): The Canadian Lakes Castle
- June 19 (Wednesday): *Big Rapids Band Shell, Big Rapids
- June 26 (Wednesday): *Big Rapids Band Shell, Big Rapids
- June 27 (Thursday): Spectrum Big Rapids Hospital Community Block Party and Health Fair, Rotary/Triangle Park, Big Rapids
- July 3 (Wednesday): *Big Rapids Band Shell, Big Rapids
ALTERNATE RAIN LOCATION
*First United Methodist Church, 304 Elm Street, Big Rapids
3 REMAINING REHEARSALS:
FOR ALL INTERESTED BAND (& ORCHESTRA!) MUSICIANS
7:00–9:00 p.m. @ Ferris State University’s Music Center, Room 108
- June 17 (Monday)
- June 24 (Monday)
- July 1 (Monday)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
DR. RICHARD SCOTT COHEN
Scott Cohen has just completed his 17th year as Director of Instrumental Concert Ensembles at Ferris State University, where he directs the Ferris West Central Concert Band, the Ferris Symphony Band, the Ferris Community Summer Band, and the Ferris West Central Chamber Orchestra. He also teaches piano and courses in classical music and film music. Locally, Dr. Cohen has served on the boards of directors of Artworks, the Festival of the Arts, the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Series, the City of Big Rapids Park & Recreation Board, the Big Rapids Band Shell Development Committee, and the Big Rapids Band Shell Programming Committee. He is also a board member of the Rotary Club of Big Rapids. A native of Chicago, he is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar from the University of Illinois, a doctoral conducting graduate from Northwestern University, and a Fulbright Scholar to Spain. He remains active as a conductor, trombonist, composer, music adjudicator, researcher, author, translator and lecturer throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations to attend this event must contact 231-591-2501 or RuthReeds@ferris.edu at least 72 hours in advance of event. Ferris State University is an equal opportunity institution. For information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit ferris.edu/non-discrimination.