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Rochester Concert Band Rochester Concert Band

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Silver Lake Park
7th St. NE
Rochester, Minnesota 55901


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Riverside Concerts presents the Rochester Concert Band under the direction of guest conductor Mark Woeste performing a concert in tribute to the anniversary of our country’s independence at the Silver Lake Park soccer field. The concert is FREE to the public and will precede the fireworks display. Brought to you by Riverside Concerts and the Rochester Parks and Recreation Department. This annual event celebrates the rich and diverse talent of our community, commemorates the anniversary of our country’s independence with patriotic favorites, both old and new, and is the overture to one of the finest fireworks displays in the area. From Broadway hits to patriotic classics, with a dash of classical thrown in for good measure, the band offers up a little something for everyone; with a few surprises. Nothing says “summer” like a band concert in the park.

Selections to include John Moss’ “Disney Spectacular”, Claude T. Smith's “Declaration Overture”, Bob Lowden’s “Armed Forces Salute”, Mark Williams' “Fantasy on Yankee Doodle”, and the traditional July 4th concert finale P.I Tchaikovsky’s "1812 Overture” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”.

Mark Woeste is a graduate of University Northern Iowa. He has taught at the high school and college level for 28 years. He has Studied with principal tuba players of major orchestras including Ross Tolbert, Minnesota Orchestra and Arnold Jacobs, Chicago Symphony. Mark played last chair tuba with the Rochester Concert Band and principal tuba with the Austin Symphony for the past 19 years. He has performed with many local groups and orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra.