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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 26, 2010) – Due to inclement weather, the President's Lawn Concert planned for 7 p.m. Monday, July 26, has been moved from the lawn of Selmo Park to the Elliott Union ballroom.
Incoming University of Central Missouri President Charles M. Ambrose and Mrs. Kris Ambrose will host the event. Concert goers will have the opportunity to meet Dr. and Mrs.Ambrose and welcome them to the Warrensburg community. Dr. Ambrose officially becomes UCM’s president August 1.
UCM administrators will begin serving ice cream and cookies at 7 p.m., and the Warrensburg Community Band, under the direction of UCM Professor Emeritus of Music Russell Coleman, will offer the finale of its 26th summer concert season at 7:30 p.m. Activities are free and open to the public, and seating is provided.
The program will open with the national anthem, followed by “Slavonic Rhapsody.” Guest vocalist Jennifer Renfrow will join the band in performing the Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish classic, “Stardust,” followed by the band’s performance of “Gypsy Dance” from the opera “Carmen.”
Selections from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” will be followed by “The Battle of Shiloh March.” Neal Seipp, professor emeritus of music, will be the featured soloist on trumpet as the band performs “Carnival of Venice,” followed by “My Old Kentucky Home.” Renfrow joins the band for “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” and the band will conclude the program with John Philip Sousa’s march, “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
The Warrensburg Community Band was founded in 1985 to provide musicians 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.