Our Repertoire

We play a wide range of “light classics” – original wind band music by historic and contemporary composers, orchestral transcriptions, film music, Broadway musical and popular song medleys, and of course, marches by Sousa and other composers from around the world. Our music is appropriate for listeners of all ages. It represents our shared musical heritage.

We play somewhat lighter music for outdoor summer programs. This summer we will be playing:

  • America the Beautiful ———————————————- arr. Carmen Dragon
  • American Overture ————————————————- J. Willcox Jenkins
  • Belle of Chicago March ——————————————- John Philip Sousa
  • Bohemian Rhapsody ———————————————- Freddie Mercury
  • Bugler’s Holiday —————————————————- Leroy Anderson
  • Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town) ———————————— Fischer / Ferde Grofe
  • Chicago, Selections from —————————————– Kander and Ebbs
  • Colonel Bogey March ———————————————- Kenneth Alford
  • Irish Tune from County ——————————————– Derry Percy Grainger
  • Marche Slav ——————————————————– -P. I. Tchaikovsky
  • Molly on the Shore ————————————————- Percy Grainger
  • National Game,The ———————————————— John Philip Sousa
  • Pineapple Poll ——————————————————- Sir Arthur Sullivan
  • Psycho Prelude —————————————————– Bernard Herrmann
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark ——————————————– John Williams
  • Red Covered Bridge ———————————————– Robert Sheldon
  • Second Prelude —————————————————- George Gershwin / arr. John Krance
  • Silverado ————————————————————- Bruce Boughton
  • Stars and Stripes Forever —————————————- John Philip Sousa
  • Wizard of Oz ——————————————————– Harold Arlen / arr. James Barnes
  • Zampa Overture —————————————————- Louis Herold

This past season we played the following music at our formal concerts:

  • Ballad for Band ——————————————————- Morton Gould
  • Black Horse Troop, The ——————————————– John Philip Sousa
  • Chorale and Alleluia ————————————————- Howard Hanson
  • Danzon (from Fancy Free) —————————————- Leonard Bernstein
  • A Festival Prelude ————————————————— Alfred Reed
  • Flower Song from Carmen —————————————- Georges Bizet, arr. A. A. Harding
  • Lincoln Portrait ——————————————————- Aaron Copland
  • Old American Songs ———————————————– Aaron Copland
  • Sound of Music, Selections from ——————————– Richard Rodgers, arr. Bennett
  • Suite of Old American Dances ————————————Robert Russell Bennett
  • University of Illinois March ————————————–John Philip Sousa
  • Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon ———————— Percy Grainger

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