A Sousa Spectacular

Memorial High School 2250 OH-66, St. Marys, Ohio

The St. Marys Area Community Band is pleased to announce an upcoming concert entitled “A Sousa Spectacular”, featuring the music of John Philip Sousa, the "March King" of American music. The concert will take place on Friday, June 23, at 7 PM in the Memorial High School Auditorium. Sousa conducted over 15,000 concerts as Director of the “President’s Own” Marine Band and his own civilian band, including a matinee performance at the Grand Opera House in St. Marys on September 22, 1904.Heidelberg University Director of Bands Rod Miller will serve as Director for this performance. For 35 years, Miller has portrayed Sousa in lectures and concerts across the country. Soloists for this concert will be Bridget and Douglas Olenik, a percussionist and tuba player respectively, with the 399th Army Band in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. The St. Marys Area Community Band, includes over 65 talented musicians of all ages from communities in West Central Ohio, and is currently in its tenth season under the direction of retired St. Marys City Schools Director of Bands Dane Newlove. There is no charge for the concert, but a free will offering will be accepted at the door to help defray expenses.