Minot City Bands performs two concerts

The Minot City Band, under the direction of Joseph Alme, will present their fourth and fifth concerts of the season at Oak Park on Sunday. The two concerts will take place at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the old band shell by the splash park and playground.

The Minot City Band will perform a variety of music sure to please an audience of all ages. The concert will open with the “National Emblem March,” by E.E. Bagley, followed by “Incidental Suite,” by Claude T. Smith, “Rhapsody from the Low Countries,” by Henk van Lijnschooten, “The Great Waldo Pepper March,” by Henry Mancini, “Symphonic Gershwin,” arranged by Warren Barker, “La Bella Roma,” by John Cacavas and “Who’s Who in Navy Blue,” by John Philip Sousa.

The featured performer for Sundays’ concerts will be Adam Estes as a saxophone soloist. He will be performing “Harlem Nocturne,” by Paul Murtha.

Estes is assistant professor of music at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches saxophone and bassoon, coaches woodwind chamber ensembles and teaches woodwind methods courses. Most recently, he was assistant professor at Minot State University. Formerly a band director in the public schools in Mason, Texas, Estes has also held posts as visiting professor of saxophone at Furman University and the University of South Carolina, as well as instructorships at Presbyterian College and the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities.

Estes is a founding member of the Assembly Quartet, and maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. He has been the principal bassoonist with the Western Plains Opera Company and the Minot Symphony Orchestra, and has been a regular substitute bassoonist and saxophonist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Augusta Symphony Orchestra.

The two concerts are free to attend.