Published DateGILFORD — The Carter Mountain Brass Band opens its 2013 season with a concert on June 8 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Gilford.
Under the direction of John F. Beyrent, the band will perform a diverse program of music arranged for brass instruments ranging from marches, to classical selections, to the most popular tunes of the day.
The concert will feature three soloists from the group, each performing music that complements their instruments' tonal qualities and virtuosity.
Robin Jackman of Gilford will perform "Star Dust" by Hoagie Carmichael. This piece is a favorite of Phil Meyers of the New York Philharmonic. Robin is well known throughout New Hampshire as a stellar French horn player, appearing with the Lakes Region Symphony, Belknap Brass Quintet, Carter Mountain Brass Band, NH Regimental Serenade Band, and the Newmont Band.
"Charlie is My Darling", a Scottish air, will be performed on euphonium by Anne Cauble of Concord. The euphonium is frequently featured in brass band literature because of its rich, lyrical sound. A graduate of Wheaton College, Anne solos frequently with Carter Mountain Brass Band.
Steve Gasiorowski performs a bass trombone solo entitled "Makin' Whoopee". Past audience attendees will remember Steve for his performances delivered with a touch of humor and a raised eyebrow, as well as his virtuosity and really deep
bass notes. Steve is a resident of Grafton and performs all over the Lakes Region, including the Lakes Region Symphony, Newmont Band, Yankee Brass, and Carter Mountain Brass Band.
In addition to the three soloists, additional selections will include marches by John Philip Sousa, Edwin Franko Goldman, and Julius Fucik. Dance music will be represented by a polka medley arranged by Beyrent and Moonlight Serenade by the ever popular Glenn Miller. Classical music will be represented as well as a couple of patriotic selections acknowledging our men and women in the Armed Services.
This first concert is organized as a "Thank You" to the First United Methodist Church which provides rehearsal space for the band during the year. The donation of $8 helps to defray the costs of using the facility.