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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 7:00 PM

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AVB Community Band presents “Oldies But Goodies”

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 7:00 pm

40th Anniversary Season!

Free Concert; General Admission Seating

Lobby Doors open at 6:00pm

More information at www.AVBCommunityBand.org

The evening will feature some of the AVB Community Band’s favorite selections as the band continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary season. “This may be one of the most widely diversified concerts we’ve done for quite some time,” said director Mike Ajango.

“‘Oldies but goodies’ can mean different things to different people, depending on your age and your taste in music,” Ajango explained. “All the tunes for this concert have been around at least 50 years, some even more. And because we have many different people, young and old, who attend our concerts, we’re sure to satisfy everyone’s musical longings.”

Doors to the Ashwaubenon PAC open at 6 p.m. As always, the concert is free to the public because of the generosity of sponsors, which this month is Willems Landscape Service in De Pere.  Donations will be accepted following the concert.

The AVB Community Band opens its evening of music with the rousing and moving “American Overture,” written in 1953 by composer Joseph Willcox Jenkins. “Homefront” features some of the most popular music of the World War II-era, including “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “Thanks for the Memory.”  “The Washington Post” march by John Philip Sousa will be followed by “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” with a contemporary arrangement by Robert W. Smith.  “Big Band Signatures” will feature some of the favorites of the Big Band era, including “Woodchopper’s Ball” and “In the Mood.”

Following intermission, the AVB Community Band will perform all three movements of the “First Suite in E-Flat” by composer Gustav Holst. The piece was completed in 1909 and is now considered one of the masterworks of band literature.
Next up is the title theme for the 1960 western, “The Magnificent Seven” by composer Elmer Bernstein. It is considered one of the most emotive pieces ever written for an American Western film.  “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copeland was written in 1942 for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra soon after America’s entry into World War II and has become one of the most recognized themes in music.  The concert concludes with the rousing “Red, White & Brass” featuring some of the most famous patriotic themes in American music.

Formerly known as the Allouez Village Band, the organization rebranded for its 40th anniversary season as the “All Volunteer Band” (AVB) to better reflect its membership from numerous communities in the area.

The AVB Community Band will close out its 2021-2022 season on Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m. with a concert titled “You’ve Got to Be Kidding” performed at the Ashwaubenon PAC. Doors open at 6 p.m. The May concert sponsored by Kinnard Heating & Cooling will also feature the annual “Spring Cleaning Drive” collection of household cleaning products and personal care items conducted by AmVets Post 11 prior to the concert in the lobby on behalf of local veterans in need.

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