Cameron/Lawton Community Band to present combined concert

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present the Cameron/Lawton Community Band in concert on Sunday, October 7 at 3 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre.  Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students, senior citizens and military. All Cameron University faculty, students and staff are admitted free with proper identification.

With more than 60 musicians from communities throughout southwest Oklahoma, the Cameron/Lawton Community Band is "This Cameron/Lawton Community Band is an exceptional example of Cameron University reaching out to the greater Lawton/Fort Sill community,” says Jim Lambert, conductor. “This concert will feature well-known band numbers that the audience will certainly enjoy."

Membership in this semester's community band includes local high school students from Cache High School, Central High School, Elgin High School, Geronimo High School, Lawton MacArthur, Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton High, Lawton Christian School, and Walters High School. They are joined by several middle school musicians as well as adult performers from the greater Lawton-Fort Sill area as well as Duncan, Fletcher, Geronimo, and Walters. Cameron University students, alumni and faculty complete the ensemble’s membership.

The ensemble will perform John Philip Sousa’s “Bullets and Bayonets March,” “Jubilant Horizons” by Patrick Roszell,  “Lullaby for Natalie” by John Corigliano, “Wolverine Summer” by Russell Standridge, “Amber Waves of Grain” by Jim Curnow, a Gershwin medley featuring “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “Somebody Loves Me,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “I Got Rhythm,” arranged by Warren Barker. The concert will conclude with “Armed Forces Salute” arranged by Bob Lowden, and Sousa's “The Stars and Stripes Forever March.”

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts at 580-581-2346.

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October 1, 2018