Rochester Community Concert Band presents their Salute to America

The Rochester Community Concert Band will presents their “Salute to America” concert Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Adams High School Performing Arts Center. The concert is open to the public and free to attend, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Rochester Community Concert Band seated on stage posed for a photo with their instruments

Rochester Community Concert Band

The performance will have an American theme and will salute and honor those who are currently serving in the military and our veterans. Included in this program, among other works, are “Shenandoah” by Frank Ticheli, Jared Spears’ “At a Dixieland Funeral”, “Armed Forces Salute”, “The Great Locomotive Chase” by Robert W. Smith, Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown from Rodeo”, and “An American Spectacular” by Chris Sharp.

The centerpiece of the concert will be “The Greatest Generation” by R.W. Smith. This musical selection pays homage to the heroes of the 20th century with a historical text as narrated by Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills.

The Rochester Community Concert Band also welcomes guest conductor James Ferden, Director of Bands at Adams High School who will conduct “Fantasy on Yankee Doodle” by Mark Williams.

About Rochester Community Concert Band

The 78-member all volunteer Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) is conducted by Paul F. DeRubeis and includes adult community members and advanced high school students 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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