The new Cedar City Community Concert Band will bring musicians of all ages together to perform at Cedar City’s Main Street Park on July 31 at 7 p.m. The community band has been practicing songs all summer through SUU’s Community Education program and will showcase their efforts during this free evening concert.
Comprised of a unique group of people with a range of spirit and experience, community band musicians range from middle school students to retired professionals. “We have a 72-year-old trumpet player sitting next to a 12 year old,” said Lambert. “The community band has also become a family affair with several parents, kids, and spouses playing together.”
Traditional songs like “Star and Stripes Forever” will be performed at the concert as well as traditional Sousa Marches and American Folk music.
According to Lambert, “We hope people will come out and enjoy the outdoors while listening to our new community band and help carry the tradition of music in the park. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy music performed by musicians from the community.”
The Cedar City Community Band is a non-auditioned concert band for individuals in the surrounding area. Its aim is to provide opportunities for those wishing to develop their instrumental performance skills by rehearsing and performing fun, exciting, and challenging music.
Lambert is the director of bands and brass studies at Southern Utah University. He is also the conductor of the American Fork Symphony and the assistant conductor of the Orchestra of Southern Utah. After graduating with a degree in music education from BYU, he earned his doctorate degree in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas.
Those interested in joining the Cedar City Community Concert Band for the fall session may find more information and register at suu.edu/wise.
The SUU Community Education program offers classes, workshops and events for the purpose of generating fun, cultural, educational opportunities for those who love to learn. While increasing participant knowledge, programs are designed to provide non-credit experiences for community members wishing to develop new hobbies, skills and areas of personal interest. Taught by local experts, more than 1,300 participants have engaged in 113 SUU Community Education offerings since the program’s 2018 launch.
For more information about SUU Community Education and the Cedar City Community Band, please call (435) 865-8259, or visit suu.edu/wise.
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