The concert, co-sponsored by the McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department and the Linfield College Music Department, is free and open to the public. Donations of canned or dried food will be accepted for a local food bank, but are not mandatory for entry.
Under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, associate professor of music at Linfield, the Linfield College-Community Band will perform works including "Light Cavalry Overture" by Franz Von Suppe, "Shenandoah" arranged by Frank Ticheli, as well as music by John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and others. Selected student musicians from area high schools will join the Linfield College-Community Band in Fillmore's march "Americans We."
The program will feature a tribute to America's veterans. The United Veterans Council of Yamhill County will furnish the Honor Guard presenting the nation's colors.
Tony Clements, principal tubist with the San Jose Symphony for 20 years, will be the featured soloist. Clements is the first-call tubist and tuba soloist in the greater San Francisco Bay area. He has studied with America's foremost tubists and low brass players including Gary Tirey, Jim Self, Tommy Johnson, Floyd Cooley and Roger Bobo. He is also the assistant conductor of the El Camino Youth Symphony and was recently appointed the conductor of the Ohlone Wind Orchestra.
Clements will perform "Concerto for Tuba and Band" by Edward Gregson in addition to leading members of the low brass section in a special arrangement of "The National Emblem March" by Edwin Bagley. Clements will also guest-conduct two numbers.
The Linfield College-Community Band is comprised of 54 members -- 74 percent Linfield students and 26 percent Linfield staff and community members.
For more information call the Linfield College Music Department at 503-883-2275, or the McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department at 503-434-7310.