This month, we take a look back to the spring of 1969, and The Sabre’s March 7 article on St. John’s Annual Spring Concert.
Band Presents Annual Concert
St. John’s Regimental Band will present its annual Spring Concert on March 14th and 15th beginning at 8:15 in the evening.
Virtually every type of music will be covered at this year’s Spring Concert. Classical, Dixieland, popular, rock, and the “Roaring Twenties” music will be featured in an attempt to satisfy the members of the audience.
Under the supervision of the music director, Mr. Less Mason, the Band will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty,” Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood,” the popular “Love is Blue,” and a Latin selection “Fiesto Calypso.” Theme songs from the movies “Gone with the Wind” and “Gigi” in addition to selections from the Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented.
The Reserve Band, composed of Concert Band hopefuls, and under the direction of Mr. Joe D’Urso, will present four selections: “The Stripper,” “Concert Waltz,” and two popular march renditions.
As in previous years, solos will be featured as a high point of the program. Soloists from the Band will render selections on instruments ranging from the piano to clarinet. This year, a brass sextet composed of Band members will perform a medley of tunes.