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Music on the Lawn

New Horizons Band DuPage at Little Friends Center

New Horizons Band DuPage at Little Friends Center

Music on the Lawn

Naperville, June 19, 2012

Two Naperville-area community organizations got together on Tuesday, June 19th for an afternoon event. Naperville's Little Friends Center hosted the New Horizons Band DuPage at a concert on the lawn for residents and staff.

Although temperatures were in the 90's during the outdoor event, both performers and audience enjoyed the welcoming shade of the tall trees on the Little Friends front lawn. Brisk afternoon winds sent more than one music stand crashing during the concert, but musicianship and a very friendly audience helped good spirits prevail.

Under the baton of Music Director Maryann Flock, the New Horizons Band performed a variety-music program, including: three Marches ("The Thunderer" and "Washington Post" by John Philip Sousa, and "Guardians of Liberty" by Paul Murtha); a medley of songs from the Broadway musical "West Side Story;" the sax and trombone sections were featured respectively in "Saxsational!" by Ed Huckeby and the traditional "Down by the Riverside." The program also included "Instant Concert" by Harold Walters and "Trish Trash Polka" by Johann Strauss.

Little Friends has served children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities since 1965. Learn more about the organization at littlefriendsinc.org.

New Horizons Band DuPage is a community band composed of adult musicians over and under 50, from Chicago and the Western Suburbs. Learn more about New Horizons Band DuPage at newhorizonsbandassoc.org.

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