The program celebrates family by combining Mother's Day and Father's Day into one concert honoring the contribution good parenting makes to our society.
This concert includes solo performances by mothers, fathers and their children.
George Olin, a father and grandfather, sets the scene of two people finding one another to start a family, with his touching clarinet solo “Stranger on the Shore.”
Ricky Donegan, retired band director, brings the couple together in a roaring gospel swing tune, “Gospel John,” which features his range as a trumpet soloist.
Amy Smitty, a new mom, is featured in two selections performing on piano. Shawnte Michaels, daughter of trombonist Mark Michaels, joins the Stage Band singing “Feeling Good.”
Diane Bingham, alto saxophone, performs telling us "what a wonderful world" in her rendition of the tune Louis Armstrong and Kenny G made famous. Other performers include Vocal Rhapsody, directed by Karen Dale.
“A Mother's Gift, A Father's Pride,” will bring a tear to your eye, and joy to your heart, as together, we celebrate our families and those whom are our greatest gift, band representative said.