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President's Lawn Concert Planned for July 30

Contact Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 24, 2012) – University of Central Missouri President Chuck Ambrose and Mrs. Kris Ambrose will host the annual President's Lawn Concert Monday, July 30.

Due to the predicted high outdoor temperature, the event is scheduled to take place in the Elliott Union instead of the lawn of Selmo Park, the residence of the university president. UCM administrators will begin serving ice cream and cookies at 7 p.m. in the Elliott Union atrium, and the Warrensburg Community Band, under the direction of Russell Coleman, UCM professor emeritus of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Elliott Union ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will open with the national anthem, followed a presentation of by “Rhapsodic Celebration” by Robert Sheldon, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” adapted by Warren Barker; and “Gypsy Dance” from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet.

Neil Seipp, professor emeritus of music, will be the featured trumpet soloist as the band performs “Ode for Trumpet” by Alfred Reed, followed by the band’s presentation of “The Klaxon,” a march by Henry Fillmore, and “A Scottish Portrait” by James Swearingen.

Stella Roden, associate professor of music, will be the featured vocal soloist during the band’s presentation of “La Paloma” by Yradier, followed by an arrangement of music from “The Wizard of Oz” by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg.

Wrapping up the program will be a rousing rendition of John Philip Sousa’s march, “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and Warrensburg Community Band tradition.

The Warrensburg Community Band was founded in 1985 to provide musicians with an opportunity to perform for pleasure while rendering a service to the community. Membership is open to individuals above high-school age and represents a wide variety of occupations. Financial support is provided by advertisers and private donors.