MARION – On Friday August 20, the Marion Concert Band will hold a concert and re-opening ceremony for the Robert O. Broomhead Bandstand at Island Wharf in Marion.
Several years ago the bandstand was renovated and during construction the commemorative plaques were misplaced. Subsequently, a new plaque was made that marked the inauguration of the bandstand to trombonist and long-time former band member Robert O. Broomhead (1903-1981). It also displays the founding year of the Marion Concert Band; 1878.
The ceremony will take place just at 7pm followed directly by the “Best of Broadway” concert.
The Marion Concert Band continues its Friday night concert series with a program of live Broadway music.
The concert, under the direction of Tobias Monte, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Robert O. Broomhead Bandstand, Island Wharf near Front Street in Marion.
All concerts are free and open to the public.
The program, which includes highlights from some of Broadway’s most memorable shows, is as follows:
The Showman – H. Akers
Orpheus in the Underworld – J. Offenbach
Opening of Broadway Show-Stoppers – arr. W. Barker
Channel Man – Mr. Leigh
Grow our garden (by Candide) – L. Bernstein
Haunting Horns – B. Hardin
Selections from In the Woods – S. Sondheim
Wicked Selections – S. Schwartz
Opening night on Broadway – arr. Mr. Brown
Selections from My Fair Lady – F. Loewe
Extracts from Les MisÃ©rables – CM Schonberg
Bombasto – OR Farrar
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