Friday, July 7, 2017

The Greenville Municipal Concert Band to Feature John Slonaker

John Slonaker
The Greenville Municipal Concert Band will continue the Summer Music in the Park this Sunday, July 9th at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell area located in the beautiful Greenville City Park. This week the band will pay tribute to one of the great musical arrangers in American history Mr. Leroy Anderson. Leroy Anderson is most notable for his arranging of music for many years for the Boston Pops Orchestra.

The band will feature local native Mr. John Slonaker. John is a 1953 graduate of Greenville High School. Upon graduation, he went on to receive degrees from Miami University. He spent most of his teaching career as the Director of Bands for Troy Schools. He was also a member of the United States Army Band in El Paso, Texas. He has been very active in music in this area as a founder and member of many musical organizations. It is safe to say that John’s music and teaching has touched the lives of thousands in our area and beyond. We will feature John on the beautiful Anderson classic, Trumpeters Lullaby which he performed for the first time under the baton of Dwight Brown.

We invite you to bring some friends and join the Greenville Municipal Concert Band for this wonderful tribute to the music of Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops featuring John Slonaker. The concert is free to the public and limited seating is available but you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

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