Marion Concert Band to rededicate Broomhead band stand at concert

Aug 13, 2021

MARION — On Friday, August 20, the Marion Concert Band will hold a concert and re-dedication ceremony for the Robert O. Broomhead Bandstand at Island Wharf in Marion.

Several years ago, the bandstand was refurbished and during the construction, the commemorative plaques were misplaced. Subsequently, a new plaque was fabricated that indicates the dedication of the bandstand to longtime past band member and trombonist Robert O. Broomhead (1903-1981). It also displays the founding year of the Marion Concert Band; 1878.

The ceremony will be right at 7 p.m. followed directly by the "Best of Broadway'' concert.

The Marion Concert Band continues its Friday evening concert series with a program of music from the Broadway stage.

The concert, under the direction of Tobias Monte, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Robert O. Broomhead Bandstand, Island Wharf off Front Street in Marion.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

The program, which includes highlights from some of Broadway's most memorable shows, is as follows:

The Showman - H. Akers

Orpheus in the Underworld - J. Offenbach

Broadway Show-Stoppers Overture - arr. W. Barker

Man of La Mancha - M. Leigh

Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide) - L. Bernstein

Haunting Horns - B. Hardin

Selections from Into the Woods - S. Sondheim

Selections from Wicked - S. Schwartz

Opening Night on Broadway - arr. M. Brown

Selections from My Fair Lady - F. Loewe

Selections from Les Misérables - C.M. Schonberg

Bombasto - O.R. Farrar

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