SUMMER BAND CONCERT #5: “Summer in the Shell!”
Featuring The Ferris State Community Summer Band in it’s 53rd Annual Concert Season. Directed by Dr. Richard Scott Cohen.
Wednesday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Big Rapids Band Shell (River Walk @ Hemlock Park, behind Big Rapids Middle School). RAIN LOCATION: Big Rapids First United Methodist Church, 304 Elm Street.
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Having already performed this season at the Big Rapids Old Jail, Big Rapids Band Shell, the Canadian Lakes Castle, and the Triangle Park by the Hospital, the Ferris Community Summer Band returns to the Big Rapids Band Shell for its fifth summer concert of the season. These concerts are part of the series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by Ferris State University that features an enjoyable variety of musical styles performed by local talented musicians.
This week’s concert includes a wide variety of musical styles including: Movie Music, Marches, Bulgarian Music, the music of George Gershwin, Polka Music, and the Swing Band favorite, “In the Mood.”
These concerts will also showcase the talents of several musicians, including Mollie Weber (euphonium), and Maria Borton (vocals). FSU Pep Band Director Dale Skornia will also be featured as an alto sax soloist and guest conductor.
MUSIC FOR THIS CONCERT WILL BE SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING:
The Black Horse Troop March
Bulgarian Folk Dance
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
In the Mood
On the Mall March
Rhapsody for Euphonium
What a Wonderful World
ABOUT THE BAND
Sponsored by Ferris State University as part of its “Music for Life!” initiative, the Ferris Community Summer Band is celebrating its 53rd year of bringing the campus and the community together through music. It is open — at no cost — to all area adults, college students, high school students, and advanced middle school students with band experience. In order to perform in a concert, musicians should attend the rehearsal beforehand. Musicians are invited to perform in as many concerts as they can that fit into their schedules. Musical friends and relatives visiting in town this summer are also welcome. To participate, either contact director Scott Cohen in advance (231-591-2484 or RichardScottCohen@ferris.edu), or simply come to the next rehearsal!
2 REMAINING CONCERTS:
ALL ARE AT 7:00 P.M. AND ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Weekly Ferris Community Summer Band Concerts are presented outdoors throughout the greater Big Rapids area, including the new Big Rapids Band Shell, the Canadian Lakes Castle, and local parks. All of them support local community activities and organizations such as the Roof Replacement Project at the Big Rapids Old Jail, the annual Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Community Block Party & Health Fair, the Canadian Lakes Association, and the annual Big Rapids Band Shell Concert Summer Series.
June 27 (Wednesday)
*Big Rapids Band Shell, Big Rapids
July 3 (Tuesday)
*Big Rapids Band Shell, Big Rapids
*ALTERNATE RAIN LOCATION
First United Methodist Church, 304 Elm Street, Big Rapids
1 REMAINING REHEARSAL:
FOR ALL INTERESTED BAND (& ORCHESTRA!) MUSICIANS
July 2 (Monday)
7:00–9:00 p.m. @ Ferris State University’s Music Center, Room 108
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: DR. RICHARD SCOTT COHEN
Scott Cohen has just completed his 16th year as Director of Instrumental Concert Ensembles at Ferris State University, where he directs the Ferris West Central Concert Band, the Ferris Symphony Band, the Ferris Community Summer Band, and the Ferris West Central Chamber Orchestra. He also teaches piano and courses in classical music and film music. Locally, Dr. Cohen has served on the boards of directors of Artworks, the Festival of the Arts, the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Series, the City of Big Rapids Park & Recreation Board, the Big Rapids Band Shell Development Committee, and the Big Rapids Band Shell Programming Committee. He is also a board member of the Rotary Club of Big Rapids. A native of Chicago, he is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar from the University of Illinois, a doctoral conducting graduate from Northwestern University, and a Fulbright Scholar to Spain. He remains active as a conductor, trombonist, composer, music adjudicator, researcher, author, translator and lecturer throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations to attend this event must contact 231-591-2484 or RichardScottCohen@ferris.edu at least 72 hours in advance of event. Ferris State University is an equal opportunity institution. For information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit ferris.edu/non-discrimination.