Wilmette Community Band Spring Concert The Wilmette Community Band will present their Spring Concert on Friday evening April 8th, 2011 at 7:30 pm, in the Wilmette Junior High School Auditorium. Admission is free, but free will donations will be accepted. The Wilmette Community Band is a volunteer organization of dedicated amateur musicians from ages 12 to 92. The band plays many performances throughout the year, including appearances at several civic events, such as the Wilmette Memorial Day and Fourth of July celebrations, the Wilmette Historical Museum Open House, the Wilmette Art Fair and the Wilmette Christmas Parade. As a symphonic wind ensemble, the band’s 40‐plus musicians play a very wide variety of music – marches, orchestral transcriptions, Broadway musical medleys and popular songs. This is the Wilmette Community Band’s 30th season, although the band has roots in community bands in the area dating back to the 1920’s. Band president Jeff Urban invites all interested musicians to join the group. Look for more information about the band at their website, www.wilmetteband.org. This Spring Concert will be the first formal indoor concert the band has played in several years, reflecting the enthusiasm and musical leadership of their new conductor Mark Mosley. Mr. Mosley began conducting the band one year ago. During the day he is an enterprise data architect for CNA Insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Music, the former director of bands at Rich East High School, a former member of the Northshore Concert Band. Mr. Mosley also conducts of the Intergenerational Orchestra at St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Lincoln Park. Music on the program includes Armenian Dances by Alfred Reed, a piece commissioned by Dr. Harry Begian while he was Director of Bands at the University of Illinois. Dr. Begian passed away in 2009, and the band’s performance of his signature piece is dedicated in his memory. Other music to be performed includes the Finale to the Third Symphony by Gustav Mahler, the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Irish Tune From County Derry and Shepherd’s Hey by Percy Grainger, the Earle of Oxford Marche by William Byrd, and The Klaxon march by Henry Fillmore. The band’s final number will be a Chicago Medley arranged by Wilmette composer John Tatgenhorst.