Music performance opportunities at Ferris State University are designed to supplement and enrich the lives of students by assisting them in making the transition from the high school musical setting to the world of adult amateur musical ensembles. FSU students can continue to develop their musical skills and be prepared for a rewarding musical "life after college" by participating in Ferris musical ensembles that include both university students and members of the community - the format of the majority of community ensembles throughout the country. In this way, we aspire to inspire all FSU students to continue to enrich their lives and the lives of others as active performers of music - for life!
SUMMER BAND CONCERT #1
"Kicking it Off at the Old Jail"
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Old Jail • 220 South Stewart • Big Rapids
Alternate Rain Location:
Big Rapids First United Methodist Church • 304 Elm Street
FREE ADMISSION! • OPEN TO EVERYONE!
featuring . . .
THE FERRIS COMMUNITY SUMMER BAND
51st Annual Concert Season
Dr. Richard Scott Cohen, director
MAKE MUSIC! • ENRICH THE COMMUNITY! • ENJOY THE SUMMER BAND!
ABOUT THE CONCERT
This is the first concert of the 51st annual concert season, presented by the Ferris Community Summer Band. Area adults, college students, high school students, and advanced middle school students perform light and enjoyable selections for classmates, family members, neighbors and visitors to the Big Rapids area.
Come join us for a very enjoyable evening of music and community support of one of the most beautiful historic works of architecture in Big Rapids – its Old Jail!
Musical selections will include Broadway/Hollywood music from Mary Poppins, music from Motown, and concert selections, the music by Henry Mancini, and marches with audience participation! Featured musical artists on this week's concert are Noah Mallett (xylophone) and Ed Mallett (tuba).
Amparito Roca Spanish Pasodoble
Flight of Fancy
Noah Mallett, xylophone soloist
March from Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst
The Old Grumbly Bear
Ed Mallett, tuba soloist
On the Mall March
Overture for Winds
Selections from Walt Disney's Mary Poppins
ABOUT THE BAND
Sponsored by Ferris State University as part of its "Music for Life!" initiative, the Ferris Community Summer Band is celebrating its 51st 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 email@example.com), or simply come to the next rehearsal!
6 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 Big Rapids Hospital Community Block Party, the Canadian Lakes Association, and the annual Big Rapids Band Shell Concert Summer Series.
June 8 (Wednesday): *The Old Jail, Big Rapids
June 15 (Wednesday): The Canadian Lakes Castle
June 22 (Wednesday): *Big Rapids Band Shell, Big Rapids
June 23 (Thursday): †Spectrum Big Rapids Hospital Community Block Party, Centennial Park, Big Rapids
June 29 (Wednesday): *Big Rapids Band Shell, Big Rapids
July 6 (Wednesday): *Big Rapids Band Shell, Big Rapids
ALTERNATE RAIN LOCATIONS
*First United Methodist Church, 304 Elm Street, Big Rapids
†Riverview Elementary School, 509 Willow Ave, Big Rapids (across from the Hospital)
4 REMAINING REHEARSALS:
FOR ALL INTERESTED BAND (& ORCHESTRA!) MUSICIANS
7:00–9:00 p.m. @ Ferris State University's Music Center, Room 108
June 13 (Monday)
June 20 (Monday)
June 27 (Monday)
July 5 (Tuesday)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
DR. RICHARD SCOTT COHEN
Scott Cohen has just completed his 14th year as Director of Instrumental Concert Ensembles at Ferris State University. There, he directs the Ferris West Central Concert Band, the Ferris Symphony Band, the Ferris Community Summer Band, and the Ferris West Central Chamber Orchestra, and he also piano and music appreciation courses. Locally, Dr. Cohen has served on the boards of directors of Art Works, 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 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 form 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.
For more information on music courses and performance opportunities, please contact:
Ferris State University
1030 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
On Main Campus next to FLITE and the Carillon Bell Tower