Jeanie Macdonald assists a young audience member in conducting the Kimberley Community Band.

Jeanie Macdonald assists a young audience member in conducting the Kimberley Community Band.

Kimberley Community Band summer concert series

Thursday evenings in the Platzl with the band, next concert August 6

The Kimberley Community Band played their second concert of the summer in the Platzl on Thursday the 23rd. Conductor Ian Ferrie led the well-rehearsed band through a dozen wonderful tunes, most of them familiar favorites and some new to the audience. Very suitable as the opening number was the “Strike up the Band” tune Invercargill. That was quickly followed by a Glenn Miller medley, a Greek folk song (The Greeks may not have much money, but they’ve got lots of great music.), the dreamy Blue Tango, the Muppets theme song, a James Bond tune, then Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, a Les Mis song, followed by Lassus Trombone, then a piece of Spanish music, Amparito Roca and a tune from Cats. Along the way, Ian and Jeanie helped a cute little two-year old girl conduct the band. The band closed to much applause with the swinging jazz standard St. Thomas. Another very pleasant evening with a terrific variety of music in Kimberley’s Platzl was enjoyed by all, especially the very young dancing girls. Don’t miss the next performance on August 6th at 7:30, right after the Farmers Market closes. The evening will include It’s a Small World, I Dreamed a Dream, Lord of the Dance, Music of the Beatles and several more. You’ll be glad you came!