Park Band to play Father's Day concert Sunday

Posted: Jun. 16, 2019 12:40 am

QUINCY -- The Quincy Park Band will have a Father's Day concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Madison Park.

The program will honor the fathers in the audience and in the band. The program will begin with "The Sentinel" by William Camphouse. "The Sentinel" march was written to commemorate the 140th year of continuous publication of the Centralia Morning Sentinal, a family-owned and operated newspaper serving communities in the southern region of Illinois known as "Little Egypt." Composer Bill Camphouse, who currently lives in Perry, Ill., was director of bands at Kaskaskia College in Centrailia until his retirement in 2003.

The band will also perform "What's Up at the Symphony" featuring music of classic "Looney Tunes" cartoons. Other songs featured will be "The Blue Tail Fly," "March of the Toys" from "Babes in Toyland," and Leroy Anderson's "The Belle of the Ball." The concert will continue with "The Circus Bee March" and John Phillip Sousa's "Semper Fidelis."

The highlight of the concert will be Mary Griffith, morning show host on WTAD, narrating "Peter and the Wolf."

Coming Wednesday

The concert on Wednesday, June 19, is sponsored by First Bankers Trust. The Park Band will welcome the Heartland Marimba Ensemble.

The Heartland Marimba Ensemble is one of two touring groups of the Heartland Marimba organization. It performs concert tours throughout the Midwest in June, July and December. The players constitute a rotating membership of artists and apprentices from the Midwest. Its music spans many genres, including classical arrangements, jazz, tango, ragtime, Americana, pops, holiday favorites and circus.

The concert also will feature big band music from the greats of the '30s, '40s and beyond. The music from Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others will bring Madison Park alive. The park band will perform "Chicago, That Toddlin' Town," "Trombone Tiger Rag," and John Phillip Sousa's "Who's Who in Navy Blue."

The big band fun continues with "Big Band Signatures" and "Big Band Spectacular." A new arrangement of music from Henry Mancini will also be performed including "The Pink Panther," "Moon River," "Baby Elephant Walk," "Dreamsville" and "Peter Gunn."

Rain-out information is available by visiting, checking the Quincy Park Band page on Facebook or calling 573-312-0637.