OnStage: Orange City Area Community Band

community band2

ORANGE CITY – The Orange City Area Community Band will take the stage for its final 2014 concert on Wed. July 30 in Orange City’s Windmill Park. Dan Mangold will be guest director.

The concert will feature a variety of music, including España Cañi, a Spanish pasodoble march often used as background music in bullfights in Spain, and occasionally in baseball matches in the States; and Ammerland by Dutch composer Jacob de Haan, named for a beautiful lake region in Germany.

The community band will play a famous Pirates of the Caribbean piece: Symphonic Suite from The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Other pieces will be Trombone King, a march by Karl King; the hymn arrangement of Beautiful Savior by James Swearingen; and a piece written in the classic American folk style: Cumberland Cross by Carl Strommen.

Guest conductor Dan Mangold is band director at MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School, assistant marching band director for the Pride of the Dutchmen marching band, and a trumpeter in the Orange City Area Community Band and Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.

Long-time community band director, Carla Van Beek, directed her final concert July 9, after 17 years.

The concert is part of the Onstage Orange City series, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. It will begin at 7:00pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concessions will be offered.

Rain location is Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, contact the Orange City Arts Council: ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or 712.707.6514 or see orangecityarts.net.