Monday, May 16, 2022 | 7:00 PM
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AVB Community Band presents “You’ve Got To Be Kidding!”
40th Anniversary Season!
Free Concert; Donations accepted | General Admission Seating
Lobby Doors open at 6:00pm. Donations will be accepted following the concert.
Join us for the final concert of the 2021-2022 AVB Community Band Concert season!
The evening begins with the rousing gallop “They’re Off,” followed by Stephen Sondheim’s “Comedy Tonight” from the Broadway musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
Bandleader and musician Spike Jones was known for doing spoof arrangements on popular and classical songs. The AVB will celebrate Jones during its humorous “Salute to Spike Jones.”
“Instant Concert” is the rollicking Harold Walters piece that condenses 30 melodies into an instant performance of about three minutes. Then the saxophone section will be featured in the piece made famous by renowned sax player Boots Randolph, “Yakety Sax.”
A medley of the music of Henry Mancini will also be celebrated in “Mancini Magic.”
Following intermission, the band opens with “Sousa Scramble,” featuring some of the best of John Philip Sousa – all rearranged for the fun of it. “The Waltzing Cat” is a charming piece, written by renowned composer Leroy Anderson, and will be followed up by an audience favorite – “The Chicken Dance.”
The evening concludes with the moving piece “Lux Aurumque” and the rousing “Riverdance Finale.”
Personal care and cleaning supplies items collected prior to the concert by AmVets Post 11 will be distributed to the following organizations: Transitional Veterans Home in Bellevue, The Center for Veterans Issues Resource Center and St. John’s Homeless Shelter.
Formerly known as the Allouez Village Band, the band rebranded for its 40th anniversary season as the “All Volunteer Band” (AVB) Community Band to better reflect its membership from numerous communities in the area.
The AVB Community Band will open its 41st season on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 at the Ashwaubenon PAC. For more information, see avbcommunityband.org.
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