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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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President's Lawn Concert Planned for July 29

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 23, 2013) – University of Central Missouri President Chuck Ambrose and Mrs. Kris Ambrose will host the President's Lawn Concert Monday, July 29.

The annual event is scheduled to take place on the lawn of Selmo Park, 518 S. Holden St., the residence of the university president. UCM administrators will begin serving ice cream and cookies at 7 p.m., and the Warrensburg Community Band, under the direction of Russell Coleman, will perform at 7:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. In the event inclement weather, the event will take place in the Elliott Union ballroom.

With Marion Woods as master of ceremonies, the program will open with the national anthem, followed a presentation of by “LaBelle Helene Overture” and  “American Legacy No. 1,” which will feature arrangements of “Amazing Grace,” “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” “Shenandoah,” “Aura Lee,” “Erie Canal” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Jeff Imboden will be the featured vocal soloist for “Over the Rainbow,” followed by “Rhapsody on a French Hymn,” “The Circus Bee March,” and “America the Beautiful.” Mike Sekelsky will be the featured percussionist for “Concerto for Drum Set,” followed by arrangements of “Rag from First Suite for Band” and “But Not For Me,” with Imboden as the featured soloist.

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