Join Campbell River Community Band ‘at the movies’ May 4

Music of the Big Screen features some of the most popular film music ever written

If you enjoyed the Campbell River Community Band’s survey of TV themes last spring, join them at the movies on Friday, May 4.

Music of the Big Screen features some of the most popular film music ever written, from as far back as Walt Disney’s Song of the South (Zip–A-Dee-Doo-Dah) right up to last year’s Academy Award winner The King’s Speech.

The concert, with conductor Céline Ouellette, begins at 7:30 in the Carihi multi-purpose room (next to the gym). Tickets for the concert are $5, or $12 for a family, and are available from band members or at the door.

John Williams has composed so many wonderful film scores that it was hard to find music not written by him. He is represented at this concert by music from Star Wars and Schindler’s List as well as the Olympic fanfare.

Henry Mancini is another great in the film music world. Mancini Spectacular features themes from Moon River, Charade, Dear Heart, Peter Gunn, and the Baby Elephant walk from Hatari. Every band concert needs a march. Fortunately one of Kenneth Alford’s best marches, Colonel Bogey, became a hit when it was whistled by the prisoners of war in The Bridge on the River Kwai.

The Campbell River Community Band has been together for sixteen years, mostly under the baton of founding director Céline Ouellette. The band rehearses together once a week from September to May. Contact: havelaarsandy@gmail.com