Troy Civic Band announces season

Staff Reports

TROY — The Troy Civic Band, under the direction of Kathy and Bill McIntosh, will open its 16th summer season Sunday, May 29, with a free concert on Prouty Plaza on the Troy Public Square.

The concert, entitled “Welcome Summer!” will feature soprano Rhea Smith of Dayton, performing a Sousa piece entitled “I’ve Made My Plans For The Summer,” and the ballad “Lovely, Lonely Man” from the movie “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” The band will perform two other works arranged for the band by Tad Stewart of Eaton, Ohio, Theme from “Town Without Pity” and” Salute to John Wayne.”

The Troy Civic Jazz Band will perform a concert entitled “A Tribute To Count Basie,” at p.m. Sunday July 10 at the new Treasure Island Park Amphitheatre. Bill McIntosh will lead the band in Basie favorites “Splanky,” “Cute,” “Basie Straight Ahead,” “Wind Machine” and others.

Kathy McIntosh takes the podium July 17 at 7 p.m. for a concert at Treasure Island Park, celebrating the music of Walt Disney, entitled “It All Started With A Mouse.” The concert will include Disney favorites from “Snow White” to “Star Wars,” according to Co-Conductor Kathy McIntosh.

Bill McIntosh returns to the podium Sunday, Aug. 14 with a concert entitled “Pops By The Riverside” at 7 p.m. at the Treasure Island Park Amphitheatre. McIntosh said the concert will pay homage to the famous Esplanade concerts by the Boston Pops near the Charles River in Boston.

The final concert of the season will be held Labor Day, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m., when Kathy McIntosh leads the band in a concert entitled “Land and Sea.”

Bill McIntosh sad with a chuckle, “Think of it as a musical Surf and Turf, if you will!”

All concerts are free to the public, with handicapped accessibility and restroom facilities available. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and even a picnic basket to enjoy the performances.

The Troy Civic Band is a professional ensemble, funded in part by a generous grant from the Troy Foundation, matching funds from The City of Troy, and private contributions.

For more information, call 335-8612.