Band celebrates spring

  • Apr. 27, 2011 6:00 a.m.

The Salmon Arm Community Band performs its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at First United Church.

To get the audience into  the swing of things, there will be several selections from the big- band era: It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Take the ‘A’ Train, St. Louis Blues, A String of Pearls and Mack the Knife, among others.

For the young and young-at-heart, there will be familiar themes from filmdom’s Wallace & Gromit and The Incredibles.

The band is also featuring a small symphony called The Elements, portraying the four most important elements in our lives: air, water, earth and fire.

The percussion section is featured as never before, with fascinating drum rhythms.

If you’re a country fan, Country Band Stand, including Barn Dance, should get your toes tapping. Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F, along with Clark’s Exhilaration, will showcase the band’s mastery of the classical genre as well.

Beloved selections from West Side Story will round out this varied and uplifting program.

Organizers believe this will be one of the band’s best concerts yet and there is a mystery guest not to be missed.

Refreshments will be served after the concert.

Admission is by donation and organizers would appreciate concert-goers to consider this a scent-free event.