BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Community Band will play a Spring Concert on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at Gould Academy Bingham Auditorium. Under the direction of Gould music director Jim McLaughlin, the band practices with the Gould students weekly.

Concert selections include The Incredibles, by Michael Giacchino arranged by Paul Murtha; Skyfall by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth; Afterlife by Rossano Galante, Duke Ellington in Concert arranged by Paul Murtha; Bugler’s Holiday by Leroy Anderson; Trombone Tiger Rag arranged by Chris Sharp; Dies Irae from Verdi’s Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi and arranged by Jay Bocook; Born Free by John Barry, arranged by John Glenseck Mortomer; Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin and arranged by James Barnes; and Smoke on the Water by Ritchie Backmore, Jan Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, arranged by Paul Murtha.

Donations are accepted at the door to defray the cost of music. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Many of the songs are paid for through the Buy-A-Song program. If there is a song or an arrangement you would like to hear, contact any band member and perhaps the music committee can find a suitable arrangement. The entire full-band score costs about $85.00.

The band will play for Memorial Day. The band has a summer concert on August 26 at the Bethel Common. In addition, the band will play a concert on Monday, August 19 in Waterford. The community band has been organized for 27 years and continues to provide music for the communities.

The community band rehearses on Monday nights at 6:45 p.m. at the Gould Academy band room starting June 10 for summer music. New members are always welcome. Young people are especially encouraged to join for the summer as music doesn’t end when school lets out. Music is something to enjoy throughout a lifetime. If you would like more information, contact band president Scott Hynek at

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