BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Community Band will play a spring concert Sunday, May 7, at 4 p.m. at the West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel.

The band has new music for this concert including: Second Prelude by George Gerswin, “Brown-Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, arranged by Paul Murthe, “Nimrod” by Edward Elgar, arranged by Alfred Reed, Dies Irae by Giuseppe Verdi, arranged by Jay Bocook, “Born Free” by John Barry, and “The Homefront: Musical Memories from World War II arranged by James Christenson.

Scott Hynek is playing Bach-Gounod Ave Maria, which he arranged for a small group with Kathleen DeVore, Kathy Ruby, Kelly Bickford, Al Struck, Julie Schubert-Cowan and Kay Rector. Evan LeConey is also featured with a piano solo of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata Movement #3.

The concert includes familiar favorites of “All Aboard” by Nathan Farrell, “Ye Banks” and “Braes O’ Bonnie Doone,” “American Salute” based on “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” by Morton Gould, and “A Walk in the Morning Sun” by Pierre LaPlante

Donations will be accepted to defray cost of music. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

The band, directed by Patricia Boyle-Wight, will play for Memorial Day and Mollyockett Day in parades. And the summer concert is Aug. 14. The community band has been performing for 23.

The band rehearses on Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the West Parish Congregational Church. New members are always welcome. And young people are especially encouraged to join for the summer as music doesn’t end when school lets out. 

FMI: Contact Julie Schubert-Cowen, band president, at

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