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BandWidth 2015
was hosted on Sunday, May 3, 2015
Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street, Saint Paul


Enjoy an afternoon of listening to marches, concert band classics, pop, Broadway, and jazz music performed by seven volunteer-based ensembles in one location. Admission is FREE and very family friendly.

The ensembles performing at BandWidth 2015 were:

Ensemble Pieces performed
12:30 - Calhoun-Isles Community Band Parade of the Tall Ships - Jay A. Chattaway
Spiritual From Symphony No. 5 ½ (A Symphony for Fun) - Don Gillis (transc, Glenn Cliffe Bainum)
The Symphonic Gershwin - George Gershwin (arr. Warren Barker)
An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture
Bugler’s Holiday - Leroy Anderson (transc. Michael Edwards)
Sarahan Reggae - Jukka Viitasaari (Premiere performance)
Alleluia Laudamus Te, A Celebration Hymn - Alfred Reed
1:15 Brio Brass Greasin’ The Skids - Jamey Simmons
Evergreen - Barbara Streisand
Here’s That Rainy Day - Burke and Van Heusen
Don’t Steal My Stuff - Gordon Goodwin
3 x 3 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 72 - Johnny Richards
Metheny Medley - Pat Metheny
Bach’s Lunch - Les Hooper
Jump, Jive & Wail - Louis Prima
2:00 - Brooklyn Community Band National Emblem March - Edwin Bagley (arr. Loras Schissel)
Military Salute - arr.Elliot Del Borgo
Festival of American Spirituals - arr. Jerry Nowak
St. Louis Blues - W.C. Handy (arr. Jerry Nowak)
Symphonic Highlights from Frozen - arr. Stephen Bulla
State Street Stomp - Bramwell Tovey (arr. Michael Brown)
The Stars and Stripes Forever March - John Philip Sousa (edited: Keith Brion)
2:45 - Rosemount Community Band First Suite in Eb for Military Band (Op. 28 No. 1 – 1909) - Gustav Holst
Scenes from The Louvre - Norman Dello Joio
Down a Country Lane - Aaron Copland (transc. Merlin Patterson)
Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah - Camille Saint-Saëns (arr. Fred M. Hubbell)
3:30 - Century College Concert Band Russian Sailors’ Dance - Reinhold Glière (arr. Merle J. Isaac)
Regal March - Mitchell Manthe (Premiere performance)
Chorale and Shaker Dance - John Zdechlik
Bolero - Maurice Ravel (arr. Jay Bocook)
Star Trek - Giacchino, Courage and Roddenberry (arr. Jay Bocook)
1812: The Solemn Overture (Chorale and Finale) - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (transc. Kenneth Sing
4:15 - South Washington Community Band Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
Florentiner March - Julius Fučik
Apollo 11 - Douglas A. Bradley
Forever Shining - James Swearingen
America, The Beautiful - arr. Carmen Dragon
On An American Spiritual - David R. Holsinger
Selections from Les Miserables - Schönberg, Claude-Michel (arr. Warren Barker)
Beale Street Blues - W.C. Handy (arr. David Marshall)
The Stars and Stripes Forever March - John Philip Sousa
5:00 - Lex-Ham Community Band 25 or 6 to 4 - Robert Lamm (arr. Ken Dye)
My Funny Valentine - Rogers and Hart (arr. Jeremy Carvell)
Foshay Tower Washington Memorial March - John Philip Sousa (ed. Daniel Dorff)
Crossroads - Daniel Elder (Premiere performance)
Tiptoe through the Tubas - Joe Berke (arr. Jerry Brubaker)
Sinatra! - arr. Stephen Bulla
Mack the Knife - Kurt Weill (arr. Ken Dye)

See the program for BandWidth 2015

BandWidth 2015 will feature the premiere performances of three works for concert band.

Composers whose works will be premiered at BandWidth 2015
Composer Biography
Daniel Elder As a prolific writer of vocal and instrumental music, Daniel Elder ties these genres together to create forms and aesthetics that are at once lyrical and textural, drawing its roots particularly from the impressionist movement. Critics have hailed his works as “deeply affecting” and "without peer," with emotional evocations ranging from lush lyricism to jagged polyphony. Daniel’s compositions have been performed extensively in the USA as well as in Austria, Italy, Spain, and a recent recording in London by the Grammy-award-winning Eric Whitacre Singers. The first commercial album of Daniel's choral works, "The Heart's Reflection - Music of Daniel Elder" was released in October 2013 by Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ) and Naxos of America, and debuted at #53 on the overall classical Billboard chart. Daniel’s choral music is published by GIA Publications, Inc. (Chicago, IL) and Carus-Verlag (Stuttgart, Germany), and his instrumental music by Imagine Music (Medina, NY). Learn more at His piece, Crossroads, will be performed by the Lex-Ham Community Band.
Mitch Manthe Mitchell Manthe, from Elko, Minnesota, has been composing music for the last eight to ten years. Mitchell attended Concordia College-Moorhead where he studied music. When he is not composing music, he works as a computer systems analyst. Learn more at His piece, Regal March for Winds, will be performed by the Century College Concert Band
Jukka Viitasaari Jukka Viitasaari is a former Finnish classroom teacher with a musical background (including studies in music theory, rock, jazz, and low brass instruments.) His instruments are the tuba and the guitar and he has composed dozens of pieces for windbands of various forms of which more than 60 have been published in Finland and several other by the Dutch publisher Bronsheim and the US TRN, BRS-Music & Grand Mesa. Learn more at His piece, Saharan Reggae, will be perfomred by the Calhoun-Isles Community Band.


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