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Star Spangled Spectacular
9:35 p.m. Tuba Features
Tradition: Ashland’s 4th of July Parade
For the past 26 years, the American Band College has participated in the 4th of July parade in Ashland, Oregon. When we started in 1989, we used two hay trucks and my personal Ford pickup to carry the band of about 40 players. Over the years, we eventually set up a permanent batch of three 18-wheeler flatbed trucks to carry the nearly 200 musicians and many family members.
Pat Sheridan
Max McKee
Serenade conducted by Max McKee
Stardust performed by Patrick Sheridan
Flight of the Tuba Bee performed by Pat Sheridan Crosley march conducted by Tim Rhea
9:45 p.m. More 1940s Features
10:00 p.m. Ashland Fireworks Show
Until 2008, the ABC Bands played Goldman’s famous “On the Mall” march that includes a singing and whistling part for the audience. That year, famed band composer Robert W. Smith was commissioned by ABC’s graduating class to write the official march for the American Band College.
The Artie Shaw Concerto with Robert Spring
Sing, Sing, Sing featuring Pat Sheridan & Bob Spring ABC Concert & Big Bands, Bob Ponto conducting
For the final strain of the new march (entitled “To the Max”), he composed a mate tune that makes it possible to sing both melodies at the same time as a way of keeping an old tradition alive.
To the Max, Patrick Sheridan, Conductor Easter Monday Tim Rhea, Conductor
Pride of the Wolverines, Bob Ponto, Conductor The Stars & Stripes Forever, Pass-the-Baton

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