July 14, 2016
For Immediate Release
Orange City, Iowa — The Orange City Area Community Band will present its final concert of the summer Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in Windmill Park.
The 40-member ensemble will perform a varied repertoire, including original works for concert band from the past and contemporary composers. Three marches will be part of the program: El Capitan, one of John Philip Sousa’s classic marches; The Florentiner March, by Julius Fucik; and Brighton Beach, by William P. Latham. Recent compositions include Among the Clouds by Brian Balmages, a leading film, orchestra and band composer, and Arabian Dances by Roland Barrett, a music professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Movie fans will enjoy theme music from Marvel Comics’ The Avengers, by Alan Silvestri, and highlights from the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. The program will also include a variation on the hymn Crown Him with Many Crowns. Written by Sir George Elvey, the piece is called Diademeta Fantasy.
Serving as the conductor for the community band is Dan Mangold. Now in his second year as director, Mangold is also the middle school band director, an assistant marching band director for the Pride of the Dutchmen Marching Band, and the high school full orchestra director for the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District.
The community band’s July 27 concert is part of the Onstage Orange City series and is sponsored by Orange City Communications. Windmill Park is located at 200 Central Avenue NW. The rain location for the concert is the Unity Christian Knight Center. For changes