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‘President’s Lawn Concert’ at UCM

The President’s Lawn Concert will take place at the University of Central Missouri on July 31.

According to a press release from UCM President Chuck Ambrose and Mrs. Kris Ambrose, the concert will take place at Selmo Park, on South Holden Street in Warrensburg.

University of Central Missouri
Kurt Parsons

UCM administrators will serve ice cream and cookies beginning at 7:00 p.m., and the Warrensburg Community Band, under the direction of Russell Coleman, will perform at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Free parking is available in university parking lots at Holden and Clark streets and South and Holden streets.

UCM says that this year’s concert will open with the national anthem, followed by the band’s rendition of “Scootin’ on the Hard Rock: Three Short Scat-Jazzy Dances.” Guest conductor Pat Setser will conduct “Bond,” a medley of songs from the James Bond films, including the Bond movie theme, “Goldfinger,” “Nobody Does it Better,” “Skyfall,” and “Live and Let Die.”

Bill Lane and Gary Moege are the featured soloists for “Three Contrasts for Solo Horn and Wind Ensemble.” Anthony Pursell, the new UCM director of bands, will conduct the band in its presentation of “March from Second Suite in F for Military Band.”

Neill Seipp, Chuck Appleton and David Robinson will be the trumpet soloists as the band plays “Bugler’s Holiday,” followed by the march “King Cotton.” Selections from “Wicked” will include “No One Mourns the Wicked,” “Dancing Through Life,” “No Good Deed,” “For Good,” and “Defying Gravity.”

Following the band’s performance of “Dizzy Fingers,” featuring clarinet soloists Jim Gai, Denise Robinson and Erin Barrier, Jennifer Renfrow will be the featured vocalist as the band performs “A Gershwin Tribute to Love,” featuring the Gershwin favorites, “ ’S Wonderful,” “Love is Here to Stay,” ‘They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” and “Embraceable You.”

The program will close with the band’s traditional performance of Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Marion Woods of KOKO-AM radio will serve as master of ceremonies.

*In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to Hendricks Hall in the Administration Building. Seating will be provided.*

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