Jan Whitworth and Jim Chandler, drummers for the Mahoosuc Community Band. Submitted photo

The Mahoosuc Community Band under the direction of Simon Smith will play its summer concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, at Bingham Auditorium at Gould Academy in Bethel. Jim McLaughlin will conduct the band in the fall.

Familiar songs include Glenn Miller in Concert arranged by Paul Murtha; Maynard Madness arranged by Victor Lopez; Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin featuring Scott Hynek on the piano; The Muppet Show Theme by Jim Henson and Sam Pottle, Big Four March by Karl King; Chicago: Pop and Rock Legends, arranged by John Wasson; Smokey Joe’s Cafe by Leiber and Stoller; Misty by E. Garner, featuring Ellen Whitney on the trombone; The Water is Wide by Rick Kirby; St. Thomas by Sonny Rollins, and Darktown Strutter’s Ball by Shelton Brook featuring Kurt Hirilardes on the banjo.

While the concert is free to the public, donations are accepted and help provide music for the band. To Buy-A-Song contact the band president or any member of the music committee.

The Mahoosuc Community Band continues to provide music for the people of the surrounding area and encourages participation at many levels, from students who want to advance their skills to grandparents who just love to play music. Anyone interested in bringing out their old instrument and dusting off the valves or pads is welcome to come anytime we’re practicing. The band encourages all abilities in the goal of promoting music in our communities. Rehearsals for the fall will start Monday night, Sept. 12, at 6:45 p.m. in the music room at Gould Academy. For more information contact band president Scott Hynek at [email protected]

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