Week 3: Ushers Ferry and Ellis

Concerts this week at Ushers Ferry Historic Village on Wednesday and Ellis Park on Sunday. Featured artists are Slayton Thompson on harmonica, euphonium players David Neff and Blaine Cunningham, and vocalist Rosa Lemos.

You can hear Wednesday’s concert LIVE at 7:30 PM CDT (12:30 AM GMT) on KRMY 93.1 FM, 1450 AM, and http://www.kmryradio.com/listen-live/

On Sunday, be sure to show up early! Prelude concert by the New Horizons Band, under the direction of Alan Lawrence, on Sunday at 6:30 PM.

We have a great lineup of tunes this week, including:

  • Star Spangled Banner, sung by Rosa Lemos
  • The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed
  • Galaxy March by Frank Piersol
  • Duke Ellington! by Duke Ellington, arr. by Calvin Custer
  • Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael, arr. by Warren Barker, featuring Slayton Thompson on harmonica
  • The Fairest of the Fair by John Philip Sousa, edited by Frederick Fennell
  • Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance
  • The Wrong Note Rag from “Wonderful Town” by Leonard Bernstein, arr. by Ted Ricketts
  • The Days of Wine and Roses by Henry Mancini, arr. by Steve Shanley, featuring Slayton Thompson on harmonica
  • The Melody Shop by Karl King, arr. by Andrew Glover, featuring David Neff and Blaine Cunningham on euphonium
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication by Larry Barrett, sung by Rosa Lemos

Be assured that the band worked very hard to make sure every “wrong note” in The Wrong Note Rag is exactly the CORRECT wrong note! And you absolutely need to hear Slayton…the man is amazing.