June 13, 2016

Indianola concert cancelled

Tonight's concert at The Village in Indianola has been cancelled due to the heat.

No indoor venue was available.

The Greater Des Moines Community Band's next concert is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Walnut Ridge, 1701 Campus, Clive,

June 12, 2016

Indianola performance set Monday

The Greater Des Moines Community Band will play at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at The Village, 1203 North East St., Indianola.

Band members should report at the outdoor venue at 6:30 p.m.

Band members should wear their summer band attire and bring their music stands. Chairs will be provided.

The playlist is as follows: "Midway March," "Armed Forces Salute," "First Suite in Eb," "Ballad For Clarinet," "An American In Paris," "A Night In the Tropics," "J. Williams Movie Adventures," "Jersey Boys," "Mary Poppins Selections," "Summertime," "Mambo #5," "The Liberty Bell," "America the Beautiful" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

June 9, 2016

Band playing for Flag Day program

The Greater Des Moines Community Band is playing in a Flag Day program Sunday evening at Giovanetti Community Shelter, Walker Johnston Park, 9000 Douglas Ave., Urbandale.

The park is just west of the 86th Street Hy-Vee store. Enter the park from the Douglas Avenue entrance at 92nd Street and follow the signs back to the shelter area.

The band will line up in front of the fireplace inside the building. By row, the order is  five clarinets and three flutes, first row; one tenor sax, two bass clarinets and five trumpets, second row; two alto saxes, five French horns, third row; three euphoniums and four trombones, fourth row; and two tubas and four percussion, back.

Band members should report at 5 p.m. and practice the National Anthem with the singer at 5:20 p.m. The concert will begin at 5:40 p.m.

The band will have to play on the softer side because the room has polished concrete floors and a low industrial ceiling with exposed heating and cooling.

The audience will be located on the band's right. They will go through the serving line as well as go to  tables while the band plays.

Band members will be fed after the performance. Band members should put their instruments away immediately after the "Star Spangled Banner" and use their chairs to sit around tables supplied by the hosts.

Sunday's playlist is as follows:

"Midway March"

"America the Beautiful"

"Semper Fi"

"You're a Grand Old Flag"

"God Bless America"

"Stars and Stripes"

"Star Spangled Banner"

A short history of the "Star Spangled Banner" will be presented between "Stars and Stripes" and the "Star Spangled Banner."

The event also will include short speeches, an auction and the playing of "Taps."