Evening Program Established Through Submissions and Voting by Band Members and Fans

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band’s final performance of the 2012-13 academic year will be “By Request!” when the band takes to the Paramount Theatre stage at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 11.

To determine the selections for this program, the band accepted online and in-person votes from fans, band members and audience members. A grouping of selections was offered and write-in suggestions were accepted. Following the voting, a committee comprised of band members reviewed the results and settled upon the final program.

The band will perform a suite from Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen,” arranged by Kenichi Koda; the main title to John Williams’ score for “Star Wars”; John Wasson’s arrangement to Klaus Badelt’s score for “Pirates of the Caribbean”; a medley of songs from the jazz-rock group Chicago; Ken Whitcomb’s arrangement of “Eleanor Rigby” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Floyd E. Werle’s “An Ellington Portrait”; and two marches by John Philip Sousa, “The Liberty Bell” and “The Thunderer.”

The concert is sponsored by the College’s Arts and Communication and Global Studies departments. General admission is $5. SUNY Orange Students with a current ID and active military personnel will be admitted free. For more information, contact the Arts and Communication Department at (845) 341-4787. For updates on all cultural and artistic events at SUNY Orange, visit “The Arts at SUNY Orange” Facebook page.

The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band, comprised of students and members of the community, is also seeking musicians. Interested performers may contact Scott at (845) 341-4393.

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Mike Albright
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Middletown, NY 10940