The summer is slowly winding down, and the Boonville Concert Band will be presenting their final concert of the summer season this Friday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Erwin Park lower pavilion.
This week’s concert is presented in celebration of the Woodsman’s Field Days, and Fireworks will follow. The band is made up of talented professional and amateur musicians. Boonville Concert Band performances have been a valued summer tradition.
This week, the band is offering a program featuring popular numbers, old and new. Several pieces being presented are often requested by band and audience members alike. “Themes Like Old Times”, arranged by Warren Barker, features the music of Irving Berlin, Gus Edwards, and the writing team of Alfred Bryan and Fred Fisher.Tunes like “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”, “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”, and “Peg O My Heart” are continual crowd pleasers. “Circus Days”, by Karl L. King, truly emulates the energetic march style of the traveling circus band. “The Beach Boys Greatest Hits” is full of ‘summertime fun’ music, that will have you humming and singing along. To complete the program, the band will be playing “Fantasy on American Sailing Songs” and “The Florentiner March”, as well as other lively favorites. This “mixed bag” for the final concert will be sure to delight all in attendance.
The band concludes the summer season with the well-respected Martin Ischia, former Adirondack Central High School band director at the baton. His dedication and talent has been evident in the high performance level of the band for over forty years. The band is co-managed by Mr. Ryan O’Neil, current band director at Adirondack High School, and by Mrs. Heather Nunneker, vocal director at Adirondack High School, and sound is provided by Mr. Mitch Maryhugh, pool and AV director at Adirondack High School.
This concert’s highlighted sponsor is the Woodsman’s Field Days, and the band is extremely proud to be part of this celebrated weekend. The Boonville Concert Band is also sponsored by the Village and Town of Boonville, and has a grant from the Pratt Northam Foundation. This event is free and open to the public, although donations are always accepted, and appreciated. All proceeds go toward the continuance of the band.
Come bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy the final “Summer Band Concert.” It’s a treasured Boonville tradition that you will not want to miss.