Every Time We Say Goodbye…

Every time we say goodbye, the summer dies a little. At 8:00 pm on Monday, September 3, under beautiful (if warm) weather, the Lafayette Citizens Band concluded its 2018 season, and just like that, the summer was pretty much over.

The program featured a mix of musical styles. Ralph Vaughn Williams’s “Sea Songs” started things off, followed by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Procession of the Nobles”. From England to Russia to Germany we went, as we performed J.S. Bach’s “Celebrated Air”.

We returned to the good old USA for the remainder of the concert. American composer Roland Seitz’s “March Grandioso” wass followed by Jay Dawson’s “Tennessee Salute”, which included “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, the “Tennessee Waltz”, and “Rocky Top”. Then, we saluted the start of the football season with “The Glory of the Gridiron” march by Harry Alford. A Bill Kisinger arrangement of jazz keyboardist Dan Siegel’s “After All” was next. We kept up our tradition of honoring our service veterans with the “Armed Forces Salute”, and we concluded the concert with a tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of his 100th birthday, with highlights from “West Side Story”.

Take a look at our photo galleries, watch and listen to the videos at the bottom of the page, and settle in for winter, fall and spring. We’ll be back on Memorial Day 2019! Thanks for your loyal support!