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University of Central Missouri
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
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President's Lawn Concert Planned for July 27

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 9, 2015) – University of Central Missouri President Chuck Ambrose and Mrs. Kris Ambrose will host the President's Lawn Concert Monday, July 27.

The annual event is scheduled at Selmo Park, 518 S. Holden St. 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 across the street from Selmo Park.

This year’s concert will feature the band’s performance of favorites by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and John Philip Sousa, as well as other traditional band favorites. A vocal soloist will be featured, and band member Lorraine Miller, a former member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, will be featured soloist for the band’s performance of Concerto for Piccolo by Antonio Vivaldi.

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 includes those from a wide variety of occupations and many neighboring communities.

Financial support is provided by advertisers and private donors. The band traditionally plays five concerts per summer season, including the annual Celebration concert, which serves a fundraiser.