BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Community Band will offer a summer concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at the West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel. The band has new music for this concert including a song by Neil Diamond and a Sousa march.

Scott Hynek has built a vibraphone specifically to play for the band. He will be featured in the song “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams. Other numbers include “Syncopated Clock” by Leroy Anderson, “Seventy Six Trombones” by Meredith Wilson and arranged by Ted Ricketts, “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” arranged by John Higgins, “Maynard Madness,” arranged by Victor Lopez, “Remembrance: In Memoriam of Elliot Del Borgo” by John Edmondson, “Man of La Mancha” by Mitch Leigh and arranged by Justin Williams, and “The Water is Wide” by Rick Kirby.

This summer, several young people have practiced with the band and young college students Simon Smith and Anneliese Smith will conduct some numbers.

The Congo Craftsmen at West Parish Congregational Church have built risers for the back rows of the band to help the visibility and sound of the back two rows.

Donations will be accepted and refreshments served following the concert.

The band, directed by Patricia Boyle-Wight, will play for the Greenwood Bicentennial on Aug. 13. The band rehearses at 7 p.m. on Monday nights at the West Parish Congregational Church. The group will start new music on Sept. 7, following an August break. New members are always welcome.

For more information, contact Julie Schubert-Cowen, band president, at [email protected]

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