Mercer Community Band
"Best Free Entertainment on a Friday Night"
Mercer, Pennsylvania

"Best of the Big Bands"
July 22, 2011
Avalon Springs Nursing Center Concert
NOTE:  This concert was held at Mercer High School due to the weather.


Director:  Dr. Hendley D. Hoge
Alto Saxophone:  Doug Butchy, Brian Bradshaw
Tenor Saxophone: Rick Kasha, Ken Jewell
Baritone Saxophone:  Nate Dobenspeck
Trumpets:  Brian Dick, Andy Erb, Rita Ferrere, Brian Haddox, Phil Runninger
Piano: Kevin Danielson
Guitar:  Paul Jacobson
Bass: D. Lee Caldwell
Drum Set: Rob Heichel
Trombones:  Joseph Audino, Brent Barnett, Lisa Hummel, Jacob Moon
Vocalist:  Jason Budd
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The S.L.I.M. Brothers - Warm-up entertainmentMembers of the group are:  Marm Snyder, Chuck Mowry and Tom EidenmullerThe band began the concert with "The Star Spangled Banner."Solo by Rick Kasha.The saxophone section.Trumpet solo by Andy Erb.Director Hendley D. Hoge, in his 34th year leading the band.The trumpet section took the lead on "Brass Machine".Ron Heichel on the drum set.Lisa Hummel and the rest of the trombones.D. Lee Caldwell on bass guitar.The rhythm section drives the band.Kevin Danielson on piano.Vocal soloist, Jason Budd, from Hubbard, Ohio.Mr. Budd impressed the audience with his versions of the Sinatra favorites, "My Way" and "Just In Time".Clarinet solo by Doug Butchy.Andy Erb belts out another solo.Paul Jacobson on guitar.The saxophones in action on "Bugle Call Rag".Mr. Budd's rendition of "The Impossible Dream" received a standing ovation from the audience."New York, New York" accomanied by Kevin Danielson on piano."Get it On" was a crowd favorite.Dr. Hoge leads the band in "Don't Get Around Much Anymore".The trumpets on "Chameleon".Another Doug Butchy solo.Rick Kasha - tenor sax solo.Trombone solo by Joe Audino.Nate Dobenspeck with a bartiton sax solo.The band plays "Little Brown Jug" - a Glenn Miller favorite."Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"  - see video of this selection on this page.The evening of great music ended with "Take the 'A' Train".
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