Rochester Community Concert Band presents ‘Music from Across the Pond’

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present its “Music from Across the Pond” concert Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stoney Creek High School auditorium. The concert is open to the public and free to attend.

The performance will have a distinctly European theme featuring music of British, Irish, Italian, Scottish, and German roots. Included in this program, among others works, are “Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)” by Percy Grainger, Luigi Denza’s “Funiculì, Funiculà,” the German March “Sounds of Peace” by Franz von Blon, music of The Beatles, and “Spirit of the Shannon” by Michigan composer Catherine McMichael.

The centerpiece of the concert will be the Finale from Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Symphony No. 3,” also known as the Organ Symphony, featuring organist Daniel Greig, Director of Music Ministry at St. Mary of the Hills in Rochester Hills. Stoney Creek High School Director of Bands Lauren Staniszewski will conduct the movement.

The Rochester Community Concert Band also welcomes guest conductor Robert H. Ambrose, retired Director of Bands at Bloomfield Hills High School, who will conduct Frank Ticheli’s “Loch Lomond.”

About Rochester Community Concert Band

The 78-member Rochester Community Concert Band is conducted by Paul F. DeRubeis and includes adult community members from greater Rochester and Rochester Hills as well as students from Macomb Community College. The RCCB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization; donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.

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