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The Valparaiso Community/University Concert Band will make its second annual appearance at the 49er Drive-In Theater in Valparaiso on June 22. The band will play a 45-minute concert before the start of the first feature of the evening, Jurassic World: Dominion. The second film of the night will be announced as the date approaches.
The band’s repertoire will include a variety of music to entertain audiences of all ages. The tentative program includes the theme from SpongeBob Squarepants, Right-Left March by John Philip Sousa, The Magic of Harry Potter, The Best of the Beatles, It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing by Duke Ellington, Disney’s Magical Marches, Danger Zone, and an arrangement called Crimebusters that features the themes from Dragnet, Mission Impossible, Secret Agent Man, and Get Smart.
The Valparaiso Community/University Concert Band is open to musicians of all ages, without audition. Since its founding in 1993, the band has performed hundreds of concerts in northwest Indiana. This summer, in addition to their 49er Drive-In concert and their annual appearance at the Porter County Fair on July 27, the band has already played for the seventh annual Salute the Recruits Dinner at the Old Town Banquet Center, the 16th annual Valparaiso Memorial Day Concert at the Memorial Opera House, and in Chesterton for the Westchester Public Library Summer Tunes festival. During the academic year, the band performs the Family Weekend concert, Veterans Day Dinner at the Old Town Banquet Center, Julefest Christmas pops concert, Community Band Festival & Sensory Friendly Concert, and Sousa Concert.
The band’s conductor and founder is Jeffrey Scott Doebler, director of Music Education and Bands at Valparaiso University.
$10 admission for ages 12 and older $5 admission for ages 5-11 Ages 4 and under are free
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