The Amherst Community Band is a multigenerational small orchestra conducted by UMass Minuteman Marching Band Director Tim Todd Anderson. The band performs popular themed concerts each summer in Amherst. There is a component of education in each that helps the audience better understand the composer and composition. The three Friday concerts at Sweetser Park transform the park into a mini-Tanglewood during the summer.
This concert features music from marginalized people and communities and includes:
The Entertainer – Scott Joplin
St. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
Selections by Cole Porter
The Red Balloon – Anne McGinty
Mystery on Mena Mountain – Julie Giroux
Music of Duke Ellington
Dance of the Jesters – Tchaikovsky.