Salem Band, established in 1771, is the oldest,
continuous mixed wind ensemble in the nation.

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Salem Band at the Movies — Fall Concert

Sunday, September 22, 2019 — PLAY ON! (Program chosen by Salem Band fans)

3:00 p.m. — Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College

 

Join Salem Band for an afternoon of music from your favorite films: Somewhere in Time, Casablanca, O Brother Where Art Thou, The English Patient, Robinhood, and more. Featuring music by Erich Korngold and John Williams. Salem Band members chose most of this program – find out what their favorite movies mean to them.

July 30 concert details

July 30 — PLAY ON! (Program chosen by Salem Band fans)
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate August 2)

CONCERT NOTES

Find out who was at Woodstock in 1969 and what they played – you may be surprised at the number of big-name artists on that stage: https://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/music0_woodstock.html

Review the incredible song list and learn the history and origin of one of America’s most influential books of music, Southern Harmony: https://hymnary.org/hymnal/SH1835

Read about what Joy Revisited and its earlier companion piece, Joy, mean to their popular band composer, Frank Ticheli: https://windliterature.org/2012/11/15/joy-and-joy-revisited-by-frank-ticheli/

July 4 concert details

Thursday, July 4 — STARS & STRIPES
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate July 5)

CONCERT NOTES:

Read about how Dvorak introduced American music to America and see the iconic photo of a musician playing “Goin’ Home” for Franklin Roosevelt’s funeral. READ MORE

Find out more about America’s Marines from a woman’s perspective – see their photos, read their history, and hear the U.S. Marine Band in concert and in parade as they salute these women veterans. READ MORE

Learn the creation of and history behind the Navy Hymn. READ MORE

June 11 concert details

Tuesday, June 11 — MUSIC LOVERS
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate June 14)

Watch the trailer for “Rocketman” – the human story of Elton John– and consider seeing the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3vO8E2e6G0

Read the most inspiring quotes from John F. Kennedy’s book, “Profiles in Courage”: https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/95117-profiles-in-courage

Hear Doris Day sing “A Bushel and a Peck” on a State Farm commercial, reviving the song’s popularity:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_tDuApU1JU

 Hear the incredible Whitney Houston sing one of her biggest hits written by the incredible Dolly Parton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU

May 28 concert details

Tuesday, May 28 — FEED the SOUL
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate May 31)

Hear Nat King Cole and The First Church of Deliverance Choir sing “Everytime I Feel the Spirit”. LISTEN NOW

Read John Donne’s moving and transcendent poem, “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning.” READ NOW

When Luciano Pavarotti was too sick to perform Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” as scheduled at the 40th Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in 1998, Aretha Franklin took his place. READ MORE

May 14 concert details

Tuesday, May 14 — SCHOOL of MUSIC
7:30 p.m. in Salem Square (Raindate May 17)

READ ABOUT the music and history of one of Salem’s earliest women composers, Amelia van Vleck and her sisters Louisa and Lisetta as written by Rev. Dr. Nola Reed Knouse, Director of the Moravian Music Foundation. READ NOW

HEAR Johannes Brahms play an excerpt from one of his most famous compositions, “Hungarian Dance No.1” as recorded in 1889, on an Edison wax cylinder. LISTEN NOW

WATCH AND LISTEN to the charming child star Michael Jackson and his brothers as the Jackson Five perform “ABC” for the first time on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. WATCH NOW

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