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Oakhurst Community Concert Band plans free patriotic program June 24

Ted Strauss is featured in “Moonlight Serenade” by Glenn Miller during the Oakhurst Community Band’s “Celebrate America” concert ini 2017. The 2018 edition is Sunday, June 24 at Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst.
Ted Strauss is featured in “Moonlight Serenade” by Glenn Miller during the Oakhurst Community Band’s “Celebrate America” concert ini 2017. The 2018 edition is Sunday, June 24 at Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst. Sierra Star file

The Oakhurst Community Concert Band will present a free program of patriotic music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 at Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49 in Oakhurst.

The concert is an annual tradition for the band.

The “Celebrate America” concert, under the direction of Michael Corrigan, will include “American Flourish” by Robert Smith, Leroy Anderson’s “The Typewriter” and a medley of familiar songs from “The Wizard of Oz.”

“‘Bond … James Bond’ takes the audience to the movies, and ‘An American Elegy’ by Frank Ticheli and John Mackey’s ‘Sheltering Sky’ provide moments for reflection,” said Corrigan.

Chaplain-Colonel Steven Eddy will emcee the concert and all who have served in the military will be honored with the “Armed Forces Medley.”

The Jazz Band, directed by Bill Samuelson and featuring vocalist Mary Posluch, will perform Big Band favorites: “The Lady is a Tramp,” “The Frim Fram Sauce” and “The Nearness of You.”

Following the band’s tradition, Pat Mierkey will direct two marches: “Prestissimo” by Karl King and John Philip Sousa’s “The High School Cadets.”

While there is no admission charge, donations will be accepted. The band is a nonprofit public benefit corporation relying on business and individual support.

Details: 559-760-3849 or www.oakhurstband.org.

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