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Minot City Band returns to Oak Park

The Minot City Band, under the direction of Joseph Alme, will present two more concerts at Oak Park on Sunday. The concerts, as a part of Arts in the Park, will take place at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the old band shell.

The featured artist at the Sunday concerts will be Deanna Carpenter performing a horn solo. Carpenter teaches High Brass at Minot State University and is the Principal Horn with the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Brass Band of Minot and the Minot City Band. She holds a BA in Music from the University of Minnesota and a NM and DMA from Indiana University.

For Sunday’s concerts, Carpenter will be performing “Concertino, Op. 45” by Carl Maria von Weber.

In addition to the Horn Concerto, the City Band’s programming takes on an international flavor with a variety of music sure to please an audience of all ages. The concert will open with “Strike Up the Band” by George Gershwin, arranged by Warren Barker, followed by one of the standards in the concert band literature from across the pond, “First Suite in Eb” by Gustav Holst. The Band will lighten the mood a little with its performance of “Selections from The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, arranged by Warren Barker followed by John Paynter’s transcription of “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo” originally written for British Brass Band by Malcolm Arnold.

To close out the concert, the Minot City Band will head to Spain as they play “Malaguena” by Ernesto Lecuona and returns back to the United States to close the concert with Sousa’s “Fairest of the Fair.”

The concert is open to all ages and free to attend.

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