Community Band brings the music of the tube to the stage

When the roads turned to ice and the snow began to fall in late November, the Campbell River Community Band had no choice but to cancel its fall concert.

Director Celine Ouellete puts the Campbell River Community Band through its paces.

When the roads turned to ice and the snow began to fall in late November, the Campbell River Community Band had no choice but to cancel its fall concert.

Hoping for better weather, the band has rescheduled the concert for Friday, Feb. 11, in the Carihi multi-purpose room, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Anyone who has ever watched TV, and that’s just about everyone, will be glad there’s another chance to attend this concert. Tickets for Our Favourite TV Shows are $5 each or $12 for a family, available from members or at the door. Director Céline Ouellette has assembled a wide collection of television music for the concert, reaching back in time to the 1930’s, with the Looney Tunes Overture, and all the way to the present, with the theme from Hawaii Five-O.

Along the way we meet with some family favourites, such as medleys from the Muppets, Sesame Street, and the Flintstones. No survey of TV music would be complete without the theme from The Simpsons.

In the comedy department we have The Odd Couple, Hogan’s Heroes and The Addams family, among others.

Some music was not originally written for television, but has become forever identified with its particular program. It’s hard to hear the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger, or the Sousa’s Liberty Bell March without picturing the antics of the Monty Python crew.

The much-loved theme music for Masterpiece Theatre was actually written three hundred years ago

Crime plays a big role on prime time television, and it’s well-represented by music from Dragnet, Mission Impossible, Secret Agent and Get Smart.

And for those who loved the craziness of Spike Jones and his City Slickers, the band presents A Salute to Spike Jones, complete with all kinds of strange noises.