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Give it a whorl: Lakeland Civic Band Honors Music of the Dance Oct. 28

Posted: October 18, 2018 | Updated: October 26, 2018

The Lakeland Civic Band will perform lively and exciting tunes tied to dancing across the globe. The concert, titled “Symphonic Dances,” is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, in the D-Building on the college’s main campus at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the college’s box office on the date of the concert or in advance by calling 440.525.7134 or online through

Director Daniel Crain will lead the band in performing some of the greatest music written for wind band. They will present “Four Scottish Dances” by Sir Malcolm Arnold.Sir Arnold is one of the most famous of the English composers, having composed works across many genres, including symphonies, concertos, chamber music and a variety of film scores. He was the composer of the Academy Award-winning “The River Kwai March” from the acclaimed movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”

The band will also present Ralph Hultgren’s “Bushdance,” which is a collection of Australian songs wildly dished-up for the concert band.The music reflects the pulse and enthusiasm of a wild Australian country-dance in the fast sections and a very lyrical contemplative mood in the slow sections.

Last, the band will honor Yosuke Fukuda’s “Symphonic Dances,” which explores various styles of dance, including the tango, the hoedown and the traditional Japanese Bon-Odori dance.

About the Lakeland Civic Band

The Lakeland Civic Band provides an opportunity for instrumentalists from the area to perform band literature of the highest quality. Its membership is drawn from Lakeland students, talented high school players, school music teachers and directors, and community musicians who are selected by audition.

In addition to concerts at Lakeland each fall and spring, the band has performed at area high schools and universities; national, state and regional conferences and conventions; Severance Hall and the Chautauqua Institute. The band has invited a variety of illustrious guest conductors and artists and has featured several of its members as soloists. The Lakeland Civic Band received the Sudler Silver Scroll Award presented by the Sousa Foundation in recognition of musical excellence and service to the community.

About the civic music programs

Lakeland Community College provides community members the opportunity to express and advance their talents by performing in four music groups: the Lakeland Civic Band, the Lakeland Civic Chorus, the Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra.Additionally, the college offers talented high school students Jazz Impact, an all-star high school music group.

For more information about the civic music groups and auditions, contact Jeri Lynn Pilarczyk in the Arts and Sciences Division at 440.525.7261 or email

Lakeland Community College is located at the I-90 East/ Route 306 exit. Free parking is available.

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