SEQUIM — The Sequim City Band’s second concert of its 2022 concerts at James’ summer season kicks off at 3 p.m. Sunday at the James Center for the Performing Arts with Encore — a new small ensemble from the Peninsula Singers — singing the national anthem.
Entitled “A Little Water Music”, the concert focuses on water in its many forms.
With its outdoor stage and seats on the lawn, the James Center, 350 N. Blake Ave., is the group’s summer location. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, wear hats or umbrellas for protection from the Sequim sun, and spend the afternoon with the community group at this Summer Series event, a tradition since 1992.
It begins with a medley called “rain” with “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, written for the classic 1969 film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.
“Come Rain or Come Shine” by Harold Arlen is a Broadway show piece of “St. Louis Woman” about a jockey on a winning streak who fears the winning streak will end when he is accused of murder.
Originally performed in London’s West End, the musical ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ tells the story of when silent films gave way to ‘talkies’.
Composed in 1995 by Carl Strommen, “Waterdance” is a musical interpretation of the myriad varieties of life in and around a lake.
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra resident composer Steven Reineke metaphorically depicts life’s transitions through the melodies and rhythms of “River of Life.”
A modern arrangement by Darren W. Jenkins based on the 1700s Scottish ballad “O, Waly Waly”, “Gin Love be Bonny” retains the beauty and lyrical qualities of the melody “O Waly, waly” as the lamentation “woe is me”. ”
An adaptation of the song, known in America as “The Water is Wide”, is often used as the theme music for Appalachia.
Singer Mark Johnson will perform “Moon River,” Henry Mancini’s signature song from the 1961 film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” with the accompanying band.
The concert will celebrate water in other forms, especially the frozen form, with Johnnie Vinson’s arrangement of songs from the “Frozen II” movie soundtrack.
The medley includes the theme song “Vuelie”, which is used to set the opening tone and mood.
Announcer Dave Herbelin, Executive Director of Olympic Theater Arts, will provide the program notes for the afternoon entertainment.
Remaining shows at James’ Summer 2022 concerts include: 3 p.m. Monday, July 4; 3 p.m. Sunday August 14 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday September 10.
For more information about the Sequim City Band, its summer schedule, and the status of plans for an expanded rehearsal hall, visit sequim cityband.org.