MACKINAW CITY – A program of international and domestic music is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9 when the Straits Area Concert Band perform in concert at the Roth Performance Shell in Mackinaw City’s Conkling Heritage Park.
Traditionally opening with “O Canada” and “The Star Spangled Banner”, the group plans to perform the classics “Trombone King”, “Tango For Band” and “Denbridge Way”. Next on the playlist is “God Bless the USA” followed by “Uncle Henry” and “King Cotton.”
The band is performing in its 39th season and attracting musicians from all over Northern Michigan. Some travel 100 miles one way to rehearse and attend concerts. This season’s musicians number 68 performers on brass, woodwinds, drums and percussion.
The Straits Area Concert Band is under the direction of Doug White. Tuesday’s concert will also feature selections conducted by Don Conaway and Patricia Conaway.
Music in Mackinaw is organized by a volunteer committee that operates under the auspices of the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Mackinaw City. Local businesses and private community benefactors fund performances by contributing to the Straits Area Community Foundation.