Eclectic program at Tuesday band concert

DeKALB – Tuesday’s concert by the DeKalb Municipal Band will include sounds from Russia, the British Isles, American Broadway and blues, and marches to stir the heart.

The band will give its free weekly concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Hopkins Park band shell. Zachary Harris will be the featured vocalist.

Harris is a singer, songwriter and musician who has been singing in the Northern Illinois area for the past seven years. A veteran of the Hopkins Park stage,  Harris has been featured in many Stage Coach Players shows, performed at the Egyptian Theatre, and has performed at local retirement homes, charities and churches. He also did a run on a popular cruise line playing and singing in the piano bar of the ship. Harris has recorded four albums, and is working on a fifth.

Songs on the program include “Procession of the Nobles” by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov and “Second Suite for Military Band” by Gustav Holst. Broadway tunes include songs from “A Chorus Line,” “Victory at Sea,” “Oklahoma,” “The Sound of Music,” “Bewitched” and “Carousel.”

W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” will be offset by marches like “Burst of Flame,” “Cheerio” and “Hands Across the Sea.”

The Hopkins Park band shell is located behind the swimming pool at 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Bench seating is available or bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass.

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