Maryland Community Band: A Salute to American Composers

Maryland Community Band

A Salute to American Composers
Thursday, September 10, 2015 . 8PM
Maryland Community Band
Maryland Community Band photo by Dylan Singleton

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1 hour
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Under the direction of School of Music alumnus Bill Sturgis, the Maryland Community Band (MCB) returns to NextNOW Fest with an exciting program of all-American music, from Sousa to Ellington and beyond.

MCB members include University of Maryland Alumni, campus faculty and staff, area school music teachers, and adults from the greater Washington/Baltimore community.


  • West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by Jay Bocook
  • The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed
  • Second American Folk Rhapsody by Clare Grundman
  • American Barndance by Richard Saucedo
  • The Washington Post March by JP Sousa
  • John Williams: Fantasy Of Flight by John Williams, arranged by Robert W. Smith
  • Bugler’s Holiday by Leroy Anderson
  • Ellington (A Tribute To The Duke) by Duke Ellington, arranged by Larry Kerchner
  • Pride Of A People by Stephen Bulla, featuring tuba soloist Tom Holtz
  • Armed Forces Salute, arranged by Bob Lowden