Ferris Community Summer Band Concert Series is Underway

pictureThe Ferris Community Summer Band, the summer version of Ferris State University’s West Central Concert Band, is celebrating its 46th season with a series of performances.

Adults and students from Ferris and local high schools and middle schools will blend their talents for a series of weekly musical performances which began on June 1 and will run through July 6. The band will conduct one or two weekly events throughout the Big Rapids area during the summer at venues that include the Big Rapids Band Shell, the Canadian Lakes Castle and local parks. The concerts are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

“Each week will feature a different program that will make for a rich musical venture for our performing musicians and for our friends, family and neighbors who come to hear the performances,” said Richard Scott Cohen, director of the Ferris Community Band and an associate professor of Music at Ferris who also serves as director of Instrumental Ensembles.

Cohen is enthusiastic about the diversity of musical styles that will be featured as part of the summer band concert series.

“I typically try to do a big mix of styles, including marches, medleys from musicals, lighter concert pieces, transcriptions, solo works, jazz tunes, rock arrangements and more,” he said.

For more information on the 2011 Ferris Community Summer Band Concert Series, contact Scott Cohen at (231) 591-2484 or at rscohen@ferris.edu.

The concerts are free and open to the public.


SUMMER 2011 CONCERT SCHEDULE

JUNE 15 (WEDNESDAY)
7 p.m.
The Castle, Canadian Lakes
In conjunction with the Canadian Lakes Association

JUNE 22 (WEDNESDAY)
7 p.m.
*Big Rapids Band Shell
(Hemlock Park, on Riverwalk near the Middle School)
In conjunction with the City of Big Rapids 2010 Summer Concert Series

JUNE 23 (THURSDAY)
7 p.m.
Mecosta County Medical Center Auxiliary Ice Cream Social
Centennial Park, Big Rapids (by the Hospital and River Street Park)
In conjunction with the Mecosta County Medical Center Auxiliary

JUNE 29 (WEDNESDAY)
7 p.m.
*Big Rapids Band Shell
(Hemlock Park, on Riverwalk near the Middle School)
In conjunction with the City of Big Rapids 2010 Summer Concert Series

JULY 6 (WEDNESDAY)
7 p.m.
*Big Rapids Band Shell
(Hemlock Park, on Riverwalk near the Middle School)
In conjunction with the City of Big Rapids 2010 Summer Concert Series


*ALTERNATE RAIN LOCATION
Big Rapids First United Methodist Church
304 Elm Street
(behind the Old Jail)


14 June, 2011