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Bay Area Concert Band

Saturday July 13 @ noon
Mingus Park, Coos Bay

A community band has been part of the Coos Bay area since the days of Louis Simpson. The Bay Area Concert Band has opened every Oregon Coast Music Festival since the festival began in 1978!. The Band is a recognized non-profit organization. The group of ~ 40 distinguished musicians from in and around the bay area welcomes student musicians of proven ability to join them. Conductor Stephen Simpkins will lead the band in performance of an array of typical band music including light classical, medleys from composers of Broadway and famed movie hits, Latin music, and marches.

Jazz at the Boathouse: Celebrating Wilbur Jensen with Aaron Johnson and Friends

Sunday, July 14 @ 2pm
OIMB Boathouse, Charleston

Bahuru and Baduku Marimba Bands
Dance in the Park

Saturday, July 20 @ noon
Shore Acres State Park Gardens

The Bahuru and Baduku Bands are Zimbabwean marimba bands, comprised of middle and high school students and are part of the Tri-Cities Steel Band Association, of Richland, Washington. The association promotes world music through education and music performance, and the bands are directed by Walt Hampton.

The two bands will tour the south coast, and hold a workshop with local interested students on Friday, July 19 @ location to be announced. They will Perform at Shore Acres in the Gardens on Saturday July 20 at noon.

Festival Orchestra I Concert
(James Paul, Conductor)

July 23rd @ 7:30pm
Marshfield High School Auditorium

Programming Changes for 2024 Festival Orchestra

Maestro James Paul will program and conduct the opening concert (Orchestra Concert I) on Tuesday, July 23. This will be a grand performance and a celebratory finale for our Music Director and Conductor of 31 years who is retiring this year. Maestro has chosen the following compositions: Sullivan: Overture to "The Yeomen of the Guard"; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending with Steven Moeckel soloist; and Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2.

We plan a gala reception for Maestro Paul at Marshfield following the concert.

The Empire Builders
Oregon Army National Guard Band

July 24th @ 7:00pm
Hales Center SWOCC

 

No Brass No Ammo
Army National Guard Brass Street Band

July 25 @ noon
Coos Bay Waterfront

Pops Celebrates American Composers:
Aaron Johnson, Soloist

July 25 @ 7:30pm
Marshfield Auditorium

Adam Stern returns at Associate Conductor to conduct the Thursday night Pops Concert July 25 with an excellent selection of music by American composers. Pops programing will feature a broad selection of music by composers including Gould, Joplin, Anderson, Bonds, Copland and Ellington. Saxophone soloist Aaron Johnson will join the Orchestra for three songs.

Redfish Music Quartet

July 26 @ 7:00pm
First Presbyterian Church, North Bend

Festival Orchestra II. Festival Finale
(Martin Markut, GuestConductor)

July 27th @ 7:30pm
Marshfield High School Auditorium

 The Saturday night July 27 performance (Orchestra II) will feature Guest Conductor Martin Majkut, who has selected Smetana: Vltava; Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; and Dvořák: Symphony no. 9, From the New World.

Majkut is Music Director for the Rogue Valley Symphony in Ashland, Oregon, Music Director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra in New York, and faculty member of Aaron Copland School of Music.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Events Confirmed: More to be scheduled

Sat. 13: Festival Opening Concert with Bay Area Concert Band:
noon @ Mingus Park

Sun. 14: Jazz at the Boathouse: Celebrating Wilbur Jensen with
Aaron Johnson and Friends -
Reception by Black Market Gourmet:
2pm @ OIMB Boathouse

Sat. 20: Dance in the Park: Bahuru and Baduku Marimba Bands
noon @ Shore Acres State Park Gardens

Tues. 23: Orchestra I: James Paul Celebration: Steven Moeckel soloist
7:30pm @ Marshfield Auditorium. Post Performance Reception in Cafeteria.

Wed. 24: “The Empire Builders” Oregon Army National Guard Band:
7pm @Hales Center SWOCC

Thur. 25: “No Brass No Ammo” Army National Guard Brass Street Band:
noon @ Coos Bay Waterfront

Thurs. 25: Pops Celebrates American Composers: Aaron Johnson soloist:
7:30pm @ Marshfield Auditorium

Fri. 26: Redfish Music Quartet:
7pm @ First Presbyterian Church, North Bend

Sat. 27: Orchestra II with Guest Conductor Martin Majkut:
7:30pm @ Marshfield Auditorium

Pre Concert Noon Seminars at SWOCC:noon @ Umpqua Hall: Mon. July 22; Wed. July 24; Fri July 26

Gold Baton Sponsors

First Community Credit Union; Friends of Paula Fan; Industrial Steel & Supply; The Mill Casino; 7 Devils Brewing Co.

Silver Baton Sponsors

Banner Bank; Bay Clinic Pediatrics; Friends of Shore Acres; McKeown Team at Morgan Stanley; Nasburg - Huggins Insurance; Oregon Coast Center for Sinus Wellness; Tower Motor Company

Grant and Foundation Support

Coos County Cultural Coalition; Lab Band Program Associates; Oregon Community Foundation; Rotary Coos Foundation; South Coast Education Service District; South Coast Orchestra Endowment Fund; The Wonderful Company

Business Sponsors of Musicians

Honda World; Lifstyl Real Estate; Russ Clark State Farm; Shoji Planning LLC; Walt's Pourhouse; West Coast Contractors

Program Page Sponsors

Bay Optical Lab; Downtown Health & Fitness; Cedar Electric; Chuck's Seafood; Color Tile; Coos Bay North Bend Chapels; Engles Furniture; Oregon Pacific Bank; Seaboard Properties; Ticor Title Company

In Kind Support

Big Foot Beverages; Black Market Gourmet; Checkerberry’s Flowers and Gifts; Coos Head Food Coop; Umpqua Bank; Vend West Services; Wegferd's Printing; Wildflour Public House