What: Concert performance
When: Thursday, November 1, 2012 – 10:30 am
Where: Grandin Court Baptist Church – 2660 Brambleton Avenue – Roanoke, VA, 24015
There is no charge for admission but a free will offering is taken to support the TMMC music scholarship awards
The Cave Spring High School Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Brian Quakenbush, will be presented in concert in a program entitled “Parade of American Music.” This is one of the few non-school public events featuring this talented ensemble.
The Jazz Lab Band is an elective course at Cave Spring high school for anyone who is interested in learning about jazz and jazz traditions. TheJazz Lab Band focuses on beginning and intermediate improvisation techniques, as well as the basic elements of combo and big band style performance. The group maintains an active schedule, and is an important part of the Cave Spring high school band program. The Band’srepertoire represents many style periods in jazz, and offers the students the opportunity to listen to and study some of the greatest jazz improvisers. Yearly, guest artists and clinicians are brought in and featured on our Jazz Café’ concert. This event is held every year as a fund raiser with our middle school jazz program and community.
Selections will be chosen from: “Mack the Knife” (from The Three Penny Opera) by Kurt Weill, arr. Frank Comstock; “Letter from Home” by Pat Methany, arr. Bob Curnow; “Mr. Superhip” by Jamey Aebersold; “Change the World” by Kennedy, Sims and Kirkpatrick; “Milestones” by Miles Davis, arr. Peter Blair; “Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Weiss, Peretti, and Creatore, arr. Tom Davis; “Song for my Father” by Horace Silver, arr. Mark Taylor; and “Black Magic Woman” by Peter Green, arr. John Berry.
The November 1 event will also feature a rendering of the song “Hail Columbia” which was composed in 1789 for George Washington’s inauguration. It served as an unofficial anthem for the United States until 1931, when “The Star Spangled Banner” was officially adopted as the nation’s anthem. The song will be performed by the TMMC Chorus under the direction of Judy Barger Edgell, with accompaniment by Judy Caudill.
The Thursday Morning Music Club was formed in 1908 to create a broader appreciation of music, develop individual music and dance talent, and to support musical entertainment in the Roanoke Valley. Over the years, the organization was instrumental in the creation of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera Roanoke, and the Choral Society. The organization sponsors a series of seven concerts, from October to May, the proceeds of which are used to fund scholarships which are given to promising singers, musicians and dancers. The Thursday Morning Music Club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and
the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs.
2012 – 2013 Schedule:
December 6: White Breakfast and Memorial Service with the Thursday Morning Music Club Chorus and the Grandin Court Baptist Church Hand Bell Quartet
February 7: “Founder’s Day” with Scott Williamson, Tenor; General Artistic Director of Opera Roanoke
March 10: The Ardo Trio (Byron W. Petty – flute, Julia Gaudinova – cello, and Shuko Watanabe – piano
April 14: “Annual Student Program” with performances by members of the Whole Notes, Virtuoso, and Foot Note divisions of the Thursday Morning Music Club
May 19: National Music Week Month with Richard Randolph’s Pan Beautiful Classical Steel Drums
Submitted by Thursday Morning Music Club