Concert Band To Perform Saturday

The Chautauqua Concert Band will perform its 20th annual concert at the Reg Lenna Civic Center in Jamestown at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The theme is Contemporary Songs For Concert Band under the direction of John Cross and narration of Dennis Webster.

Some of the highlights for the first half of the program will include Sunburst, Sea Songs, Festive Songs From Faust and Darius Milhaud’s Suite Francaise. The featured soloist this year is Nicole Zenns, who will be performing The Carnival of Venice on flute.

More than 200 middle school musicians from 16 local Chautauqua County schools will perform with the Chautauqua Band during the second half of the concert. They will also attend instrumental classes, rehearse with the professional musicians and enjoy a live pre-show concert featuring the Swingin’ Teachers All-Star Band. Seventh-graders will perform On Wisconsin, Appalachian Suite and Party Rock Anthem. Eighth-graders will perform Nocturnal Dances, Swashbuckler’s March and Bohemian Rhapsody under the direction of Andrew Minton, Sherman Central School band director.

Tickets reservations can be made at or at the Reg Lenna Box Office by calling 484-7070.