SUMMER BAND CONCERT #3
“Summer in the Shell!”
Featuring . . .
THE FERRIS COMMUNITY SUMMER BAND
54th Annual Concert Season
Dr. Richard Scott Cohen, director
Wednesday, June 19
Big Rapids Band Shell
(River Walk @ Hemlock Park, behind Big Rapids Middle School)
RAIN LOCATION: Big Rapids First United Methodist Church, 304 Elm Street
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Having already performed this season at the Big Rapids Old Jail and the Canadian Lakes Castle, the Ferris Community Summer Band makes returns to the Big Rapids Bandshell to kick off its annual season of summertime series of Wednesday evening concerts.
This week’s concert by the Summer Band includes a wide variety of musical styles, from New Orleans to Hollywood, from Gershwin to Sousa, from concert overtures to operatic arias.
Featured soloists with the band this week include Jennifer Waite (vocals), on “Summertime,” and Ed Mallett(euphonium), on “Nessun Dorma.”
MUSIC FOR THIS CONCERT WILL BE SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING:
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Sabre and Spurs March
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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!
4 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 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
2 REMAINING REHEARSALS:
FOR ALL INTERESTED BAND (& ORCHESTRA!) MUSICIANS
7:00–9:00 p.m. @ Ferris State University’s Music Center, Room 108
- 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.