The band will perform on Sunday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the Quincy Jr. High School Morrison Theater.

Come join the Quincy Concert Band for a concert celebrating the symphonic traditions and innovations of the wind band; featuring several selections performed at the 2017 Illinois Music Educators Conference. The band will perform on Sunday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the Quincy Jr. High School Morrison Theater.

“Energetic, bold, powerful, invigorating” all describe Steven Bryant’s 2012 composition Ecstatic Fanfare. Taken from Bryant’s award-winning Ecstatic Waters, this fanfare celebrates the innovation and new direction of the wind band.

Commemorating the importance that folk music has had on the band, regional composer William Camphouse’s A Lewis and Clark Celebration is a three-movement suite that sets traditional folk tunes from the time period of Lewis and Clark in a contemporary band setting. 

A cornerstone of the literature, the band will perform the entire Symphony No. 3 by Vittorio Giannini.  This 23-minute symphony shows off the full emotional power of the wind band.

Joining these three IMEC selections is Philip Sparke’s Sunrise at Angel’s Gate — a beautiful work that takes the listener on a journey around the sights and sounds of the Grand Canyon. 

This concert will end with the iconic The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, a famous band innovator of his time.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Quincy Concert Band’s invitation to perform at the 2017 Illinois Music Educators Conference than with a concert of some of the best music written for bands over the past 100 years,” said conductor and musical director Dr. Trent A. Hollinger.