The Livingston County Concert Band (LCCB) will be presenting the third program of its 2018 – 2019 series of concerts 3 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the Rod Bushey Performing Arts Center, Howell High School, 1200 West Grand River Ave., Howell. The theme for the concert is “Marches, Movies, Musicals and More.” Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 60 and older) and children, and students are free. Refreshments will be served following the concert.
Conductor Dale Marzewski has programed music from many highly successful Broadway and Hollywood musicals.
Included on the program are selections from three musicals that were blockbusters on both the Great White Way and the Silver Screen. “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” started on Broadway as box office hits and were likewise successful as motion pictures. “Hairspray” on the other hand started as a motion picture and was transformed into a fun Broadway musical. The melodies from these productions should bring back numerous memories for everyone in the audience.
“The Incredibles” was Michael Giacchino’s first “big movie” film score. He had been composing for years for television, video games and some small movie scores when Walt Disney’s Pixar films selected him to write the music to accompany the animated film. “The Incredibles” score earned him several nominations for best film score in 2004 -05 including two Grammy nominations. The music suits the concert band very well due to the heavy reliance on the brass instruments making this piece is an exciting addition to the program.
John Williams was selected in 1976 to create the score for “Midway,” shortly after his success with “Jaws” in 1975 and before “Stars Wars” in 1977.
Dale Marzewski serves as the director for the LCCB and selects the music performed at all of the concerts. He has been with the LCCB since 1979 – first as a musician in the band and currently as the conductor. Marzewski retired after 33 years of service as a school band director, with most of his tenure at the Howell high school and Highlander Way middle school.
The LCCB is a volunteer organization that performs 4 concerts in Howell during the school year and 9 concerts at various venues in Livingston County during the summer. The LCCB was organized in the early 1970’s with the purpose of allowing adults a chance to perform in a quality concert band. Individuals are allowed to perform without regard to musical ability.
The LCCB is dedicated to performing the best literature for a concert band and strives to entertain their audiences. Call (810) 227-8086, visit the band’s website (www.lccbmusic.org) or check out the Livingston County Concert Band Facebook page for more information.