Convention Concert Programs

Ron Demkee
Ron Demkee

The Allentown Band

Ronald Demkee, Conductor

Overture from “Russlan and Ludmilla”  –  Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka/Winterbottom
Colonial Song – Percy Grainger
Pennsylvania Faux Songs – Johan De Meij
I. On the Banks of the Susquehanna River, II. The Girl from Allegheny, III. The Gettysburg March, IV. Punxsutawney Groundhog Waltz, V. Allentown Jig
Mars and Venus from “Looking Upward Suite”  – John P. Sousa/Bourgeois
Loras John Schissel, Guest Conductor
Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral from “Lohengrin” – Richard Wagner/Cailliet
Dance of the Jesters from “The Snow Maiden” – Peter I. Tchaikovsky/Cramer

Michael Flamhaft
Michael Flamhaft

Band of Long Island

Michael Flamhaft, Conductor

March “The Nine” – Soichi Konagaya
Overture to “Candide” – Leonard Bernstein, Transcribed by Clare Grundman 
Circus Franticus – Julie Giroux
Pines of the Apian Way – Ottorino Respighi, Arranged by Guy M. Duker 
4th movement from “The Pines of Rome” 
Ballet Music from “Prince Igor” – Alexander Borodin, Arr. David Bennett
Armenian Dances (Part 1) – Alfred Reed 

Patrick Jensen
Patrick Jensen

Downriver Community Band

Patrick Jensen, Conductor

Brule River Celebration – Robert Sheldon
Waltz No. 2 (from “Jazz Suite No. 2) – Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. James Curnow
When The Morning Stars Sang – James Curnow
Persuasion – Sammy Nestico
Solo Flute, Anna Brink
King Cotton – John Philip Sousa
An American Elegy – Frank Ticheli
New York: 1927 – Warren Barker
Slava – Leonard Bernstein, trans. Clare Grundman

Todd Nichols
Todd Nichols

Eastern Wind Symphony

Todd Nichols, Conductor

Gavorkna Fanfare – Jack Stamp
Lads of Wamphray – Percy Grainger
Adam Warshafsky, Guest Conductor
Quaternity – Bruce Broughton
I. Earth, II. Air, III. Fire, IV. Water
Joseph Alessi – Guest Soloist
Fantasia in G Major – J.S. Bach, Trans. Richard Franko Goldman
Curt Ebersole, Guest Conductor
Symphony No. 3 “Slavyanskaya” – Boris Kozhevnikov, Ed. John Bourgeois
I. Allegro, II. Slow Waltz, III. Vivace, IV. Moderato

Matthew Paterno
Matthew Paterno

Hanover Wind Symphony

Matthew J. Paterno, Music Director
Kurt Zimmermann, Associate Music Director
Peter T. Boor, Music Director Emeritus

March Opus 99 – Sergei Prokofiev, arr. Paul Yoder
Peter T. Boor, Music Director Emeritus
Suite from Mass – Leonard Bernstein, arr. Michael Story
I. Alleluia, II. Sanctus, IV. Agnus Dei, V. Simple Song, VI. Offertory, VII. Almighty Father
Afterlife – Rossano Gallante
With Heart & Voice – David R. Gillingham
The Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre
Kurt Zimmermann, Associate Director
Undertow, – John Mackey
On the Mall – Edwin Franko Goldman arr. Ed Lisk

Lewis J. Buckley
Lewis J. Buckley

Metropolitan Wind Symphony

Lewis J. Buckley, Music Director

Joy Ride – Michael Markowski
Blue Shades – Frank Ticheli
Candide Suite, Mvts I (The Best of All Possible Worlds) and IV (Glitter and Be Gay) – Leonard Bernstein/trans. by Clare Grundman
Concerto for Clarinet – by Artie Shaw, arr. Ted Parson
Clarinet Soloist – Wolcott Humphrey
Equus – Eric Whitaker
The Klaxon – Henry Fillmore

Charles H. Neidhardt
Charles H. Neidhardt

Montgomery County Concert Band

Charles H. Neidhardt, Music Director
Bret Mascaro, Assistant Director
Ryan Pongras, Assistant Director

American Fanfare – John Wasson
Emperata Overture – Claude T. Smith
Ryan Pongras – Assistant Conductor
Rhapsody for Euphonium and Concert Band – James Curnow
Euphonium Soloist, Jan Jochems
October –  Eric Whitacre
Havendance – David Holsinger
Bret Mascaro-Assistant Conductor
Seventh Night in July – Itaru Sakai

Chris Wilhjelm
Chris Wilhjelm

New Jersey Wind Symphony

Chris Wilhjelm, Music Director

Marche Militaire – Tchaikovsky arr. Edwin Franko Goldman/Chris Wilhjelm
On The Waterfront – Leonard Bernstein
Salve Regina – Patrick Burns
Overture and Caccia – Carlo Menotti
Black Horse Troop – John Philip Sousa arr. Loras Schissel
Guest Conductor – Loras Schissel
Cheerio – Edwin Franko Goldman

Ken Bagley
Ken Bagley

Plainville Wind Ensemble

Ken Bagley, Musical Director

La Peri Fanfare – Paul Dukas
Esprit de Corps– Robert Jager
Salvation is Created – Pavel Tchesnokov, arr Bruce Houseknecht
Lincolnshire Posy – Percy Aldrich Grainger, ed Frederick Fennell
I. Dublin Bay (Lisbon), II. Horkstow Grange, III. Rufford Park Poachers, IV. The Brisk Young Sailor, V. Lord Melbourne, VI. The Lost Lady Found
A Bernstein Tribute – Leonard Bernstein, arr. Clare Grundman
The Incredibles – Michael Giachino, arr. Takashi Hoshide
MetaMarch – Steven Bryant

Dr. Christopher G. Sumner
Dr. Christopher G. Sumner

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band

Dr. Christopher G. Sumner, Musical Director

The Girl I Left Behind Me from the “Irish Suite – Arr. Leroy Anderson
All The Pretty Little Horses, Mvt. 2, From Three Folk Song Settings for Band
– Arr. Andrew Boysen Jr.
My Old Kentucky Home – Edwin Franko Goldman, Transcribed by Marc Oliver
Kenneth DeCarlo – Trumpet Soloist
Make Our Garden Grow from “Candide” – Leonard Bernstein, Arr. Joseph Kreines
Asst. Conductor – John Hylkema
Carnival of Venice – Jean Baptiste Arban, Arr. Donald Hunsberger
Kenneth DeCarlo – Trumpet
Second Suite in F for Military Band – Gustav Holst
I. March, II. Song Without Words, III. Song of the Blacksmith, IV. Fantasia on the Dargason

Charles Ebersole
Charles Ebersole

Ringgold Band

Charles Ebersole, Conductor
James Seidel, Conductor Emeritus

Pathfinder March – Monroe Althouse
Overture to “Die Fledermaus” – Johann Strauss Jr., arr. Cailliet
The Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre
Galop from “Moscow Cheremushky” – Dmitri Shostakovich, trans. Hunsberger
Rose Variations for Trumpet – Robert Russel Bennett
Dr. William Stowman – Soloist
Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town” – Leonard Bernstein, arr. Lavender
I. The Great Lover, II. Lonely Town, III. Times Square 1944
Chimes of Liberty March – Edwin Franko Goldman

Selections 1 – 4 conducted by Charles Ebersole
Selections 5-7 conducted by James Seidel, Conductor Emeritus – Ringgold Band

Version 2

South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble

Keith W. Hodgson, Conductor and Music Director
Ron Poorman, Associate Conductor
Jennifer Hodgson, Assistant Conductor


Panoramic Landscapes -Tyler Grant
Aspen Jubilee – Ron Nelson
The Heart’s Reflection – Daniel Elder
III. Allegro Con Brio from Sym. #3 – Vittorio Giannini
Valdres – Johannes Hanssen
Riften Wed – Julie Giroux
The Merry Widow – Franz Lehar arr. Eiji Suzuki

Arthur Himmelberger
Arthur Himmelberger

The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie

Arthur Himmelberger, Conductor
Laura Jacaruso, Assistant Conductor

A Festival Prelude – Alfred Reed
Stepping Along – Edwin Franko Goldman
Colorama, Fantasy in Color – Peter De Rose, arr. Paul Yoder
“The Glory of the Yankee Navy,” from The Yankee Girl – John Philip Sousa, ed. F. Fennell
Songs from the Catskills – Johan de Meij
Country Gardens –  Percy Grainger
Italian Festival – Glenn Osser
On Jersey Shore – Arthur Pryor
Tribute to Irving Berlin –  Irving Berlin, arr. Warren Barker

Curt Ebersole
Curt Ebersole

Westchester Symphonic Winds

Curt Ebersole, Musical Director

Sennet – Patrick J. Burns
Composed in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Westchester Symphonic Winds
Lauds – Ron Nelson
Divertimento – Roger Cichy
I. Exhaltation, II. Follies, III. Rememberance. IV. Salutation
Serenity – Ola Gjeilo, transcribed by Ola Gjeilo and J. Eric Wilson
Metroplex – Robert Sheldon
Todd Nichols – Guest conductor
Liturgical Dances – David Holsinger
Strategic Air Command – Clifton Williams