The Allen Community Band (ACB), under the direction of Craig Logan, concludes its Sixth Season with its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the Allen Public Library.
The Band will honor those that have fallen in accordance with the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday by opening the concert with a traditional patriotic selection. Following will be Music from the 10-part series, Band of Brothers, with its beautiful and almost haunting melodies. The epic miniseries tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. An elite rifle company that parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.
Meaning "unconquerable," Invictus is a ponderous and dramatic march from the "King" of all march composers and it lives up to its title and sets the stage for the remainder of the concert. It’s one of
Karl King’s most exciting circus marches!
Guest Conductor, Dr Lee Hudson takes the podium to conduct Hail to the Fleet, written by
Richard Malty for Fleet Week at the major Naval Base in Virginia. Dr Hudson was privileged to be one of the first to perform the march as a young student musician. A U.S. Navy Musician for 26 years, Dr. Hudson will share his background and history as it relates to the selection.
Paul Hindemith was one of the leading composers of the mid-20th Century. His compositions range
from chamber music to full Symphonies. The Band will perform the fourth movement of
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.
Concluding the concert, the Band will perform John Phillip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, featuring piccolo soloist, Julie Bell.
Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the concert is free. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.