'Brass Extravaganza' to Be Presented Mother's Day Sunday
The Village Brass and two dozen or so fellow musicians will present the second annual "Brass Extravaganza" on Mother's Day Sunday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m., in Nicarry Meetinghouse.
The free, public program will include some 30 brass players, including guests from Maryland, New York and California, performing classical works, hymns for audience sing-along, Broadway and other familiar tunes, spirituals and more.
The program will open with a performance of "God of Our Fathers" for brass, organ and audience and conclude with John Philip Souza's most famous march, "The Stars and Stripes Forever." A variety of pieces will be perfomed between those "bookends" to the hourlong concert, including an arrangement of "Camptown Races" for eight tubas.
The program will be directed by Roger L. Parcels, founder and director of the Village Brass ensemble from the Cross Keys Village campus. Doris Parcels will be the organist, and Ray Turnbaugh will be master of ceremonies. Although there is no admission charge, contributions will be accepted for the Good Samaritan Fund, which assists those living at Cross Keys who have depleted their personal resources.
For more information about this or other Cross Keys Village events, call 717-624-5626 or 624-5203.