Fall 2010: Dr. Charles Dean Memorial Concert

2010 October 4
by geof

This is your invitation to enjoy our Dr. Charles Dean Memorial Concert on Sunday, October 10, at 2 p.m. at the F. W. Buchholz High School Auditorium.  This concert will feature cornet soloist William Dishman, the Dr. Charles Dean Trumpet Presentation, and as our guest ensemble, the award-winning Fort Clarke Middle School Symphonic Band. Buchholz High School is at 5510 Northwest 27th Avenue in Gainesville, and it has plenty of free parking. There is no charge for admission! And as always, this Gainesville Community Band concert is family friendly.

William Dishman

A native of the Washington, DC area, Mr. Dishman came to Gainesville in 1975. He earned a bachelor of music education degree from UF in 1980 and a master’s degree in 1996 and taught instrumental music at High Springs Community School for 29 years. Mr. Dishman is principal trumpet of the Gainesville Community Band and immediate past president of the group. He also plays in the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra and the Gainesville Brass Quintet. He currently teaches music to special needs students at Kanapaha Middle School.

The Presentation

For the nineteenth year, GCB will award a trumpet to an outstanding Alachua County middle school student musician in memory of Dr. Charles Dean (1929-1992). Dr. Dean was a founding member, principal trumpet and president of the Gainesville Community Band. The trumpet, donated by Hoggtowne Music, 5200 NW 43rd Street, Suite 501, means that a middle school band student will learn and enjoy music on a quality instrument, making practice and performance a rewarding experience for years to come.

Fort Clarke Middle School Symphonic Band

The Fort Clarke Band program has a long tradition of excellence. The Symphonic Band has earned Superior ratings at Florida Band Masters Association Music Performance Assessments for each of the last 11 years. In addition, they have traveled to Music Festivals in Georgia, Tennessee and Florida and consistently received the highest ratings. One former college director commented “You are the thing legends are made of!” FCMS Band Director Everett McConn graduated from the University of Florida and has more than 30 years experience as a private, small group and band instructor.

The Program

Dr. Gerald Poe, GCB music director, has put together a lineup of music that is sure to please!

  • Strike Up the Band George Gershwin arr. Jerry Brubaker
  • Stars in a Velvety Sky Herbert L. Clarke (William Dishman, Cornet)
  • Procession of Nobles (excerpt from the ballet Mlada) Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Erik Leidzen
  • Merry-Go-Round Philip Sparke
  • The President’s Trio Frank Bencriscutto (Featuring the GCB Trumpet Section)
  • Dr. Charles Dean Memorial Trumpet Presentation
  • The Third Alarm March Edwin Franko Goldman
  • Plus selections by the Fort Clarke Middle School Symphonic Band!

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