MMB: 2nd concert features new marches

Monday, June 17, 2013
Local veteran Ron Scott stands by Old Glory after a gust of wind sent the flag toppling during the concert. He and fellow veteran Dan Vermillion were able to use a chair to stabilize the flag's pole. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

Marshall Municipal Band held its second concert of the season in breezy conditions Thursday, June 13.

Musicians were prepared, using clips to keep their music from escaping, but the American flag flying from the percussion section was knocked to the ground at one point by a gust of wind.

Local veteran Ron Scott came to its rescue, and with help veteran Dan Vermillion, was able to secure the flag pole with a chair.

Marshall Municipal Band announcer Randy Shannon introduces the first march of the evening, "Golden Jubilee," a piece by John Philip Sousa that he wrote for himself in honor of his 50th anniversary as a composer. The piece is new to the band's repertoire. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

The band introduced two selections that were new to its repertoire, "Golden Jubilee" by John Philip Sousa, and "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth Alford.

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The Marshall Municipal Band's tuba section was back to full strength Thursday, June 13, as Charles Ferguson rejoined the group. He has been performing in the Lyceum Theatre's "Wizard of Oz" orchestra recently. From left: Ed McInteer, Chris Layton and Ferguson. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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