2006 Summer Concert Program Notes

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Thursday Evening with PCB
8:00 PM Thursday, July 27th, 2006
Dr. Karl Swearingen, Guest Conductor
Opening Ceremony
Program to be selected from the following:
Alleluia, Laudemas Te .......................................................... Alfred Reed
A Slavic Farewell ............................................................ Vasilij Agapkin
Barnum & Bailey's Favorite ..................................................... Karl King
Dunedin ........................................................................... Kenneth Alford
How the West Was Won ................................................... Alfred Newman
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine .......................................... John Philip Sousa
Salvation is Created .................................................... Pavel Tchesnokoff
Sang .................................................................................... Dana Wilson
Variation on "America" ....................................................... Charles Ives
Victory at Sea ................................................................... Rogers/Bennett
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Dr. Karl Swearingen Dr. Karl Swearingen joins us tonight having just completed a six-year tenure as Professor of Music Education and Assistant Marching Band Director at University of Southern California.  Beginning July 1 he assumed his new position as Director of Bands and Orchestras at Lakewood High School, Long Beach Uniified School District.

He earned his degrees in music at Western State College (Colorado) and the University of Southern California.  He then served on the faculty of Ithaca College where he was an Assistant Professor of Music Education, Conductor of the Ithaca College Concert Band, and Brass Choir.  He has also taught instrumental music in the public schools of California and Colorado.  With expertise in brass ensembles, band rehearsal techniques, and curriculum/technology applied to music education, he has presented clinics at regional and state music educator conventions.  He spent the summer of 2001 in the Ukraine, working with Experimental Arts School #57 in Sevastopol and the Black Sea Fleet Band of the Russian Federation.

Since 2002 he has conducted the Golden State British Brass Band, an ensemble of select players devoted to performing brass band music in the British tradition.