Independence concert

June 21, 2013

6-21-13 Gateway Community BandClare’s Shamrock Park Pavilion will be filled with the sounds of music celebrating our American Independence on Friday June 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm, as the Gateway Community Band, under the direction of Kenneth Feneley, presents its annual July 4th celebration performance.  The concert, “An Evening of American Music,” gives life to a variety of songs, tunes and suites of great American music.

This entire concert will feature American folk tunes, patriotic and also military music.  The first half highlights include Euphonium soloist, Thomas Broka, playing the beautiful, “Atlantic Zephyrs”.  Also the Euphonium-Baritone Section (quartet) comprised of, Thomas Broka, Paul Shimmons, Tre Skorzewki, and Chuck Stuckert, will play, “A Night In June (Serenade).”  Folk tunes, “Shenandoah” and “The Blue Tail Fly” are part of the program as well.  Following intermission, the concert will include the patriotic tunes, “This Is My Country,” “Salute To America’s Finest,” and the Civil War medley, “The Blue and the Gray.”

The Gateway Community Band offers any musician to return to playing and continue improving their music skills.  Members come from all over Central Michigan to rehearse in Clare on Thursday nights at 7:30pm in the Clare High School Band Room.  Band members come from all walks of life, representing all varieties of occupations and all levels of musical talent.  So bring your lawn chairs and join us under the Shamrock Park Pavilion, as we play a great repertoire of American music.  Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted.  Clare Summer Fest Fireworks to follow concert.  For more information, visit or see us on our Facebook page.

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