Marion Town Band tackles pop through the ages

Aug 8, 2019

On Friday, Aug. 16, the Marion Concert Band continues its Friday evening concert series with a program of American popular music. The concert will move location to Sippican School, instead of the Robert Broomhead Bandstand where other concerts have been held. 

The program, which features a horn quartet and  a variety of pop styles from the 1900's to the present, is as follows:

Thundercrest March - E. Osterling
Second American Folk Rhapsody - C. Grundman
Trumpet in the Night - H. Simeone (John Smialek, trumpet)
The Symphonic Gershwin - G. Gershwin
Big Band Signatures - arr. J. Higgins
Sinatra! - arr. S. Bulla
Maynard Madness - arr. Victor López
Pop and Rock Legends:  The Beatles - arr. M. Sweeney
Blues Brothers Revue - arr. J. Bocook
Tower of Power’s Greatest Hits - arr. V. López
Pop and Rock Legends:  The Association - arr. T. Ricketts
Entry of the Gladiators - J. Fucik    

John Smialek, trumpet soloist, holds a master's degree in music from Northwestern University.  He has performed with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.  He is also a founding member of the New England Brass Quartet and the band director at Seekonk High School. He has been a member of the Marion Concert Band since 1989.

The program, under the direction of Tobias Monte, will begin at 7 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public.  Follow or check the "Marion Town Band" on Facebook for up-to-date announcements and rain cancellation notices.