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La Porte City Band’s final concert of season is Wednesday

August 6, 2018

La PORTE — The La Porte City Band will perform its final concert of the season on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the band shell of beautiful Fox Park.

This is the 140th consecutive season of the band, which is under the direction of Charles Steck.

The program for the evening includes:

Barnum and Baileys Favorite — Karl L. King

Echoes from the Battlefield — Darren W. Jenkins

Napoli — Herman Bellstedt

Dennis Miller, euphonium

Greensleeves — arr. Alfred Reed

Pie in the Face Polka — Henry Mancini

Featuring our Clarinet Section

Cha Cha for Band — Glenn Osser

Man of La Mancha — Mitch Leigh

Old Comrades — Carl O. Teike

About our soloist…

Dr. Dennis Miller grew up in Elkhart and has been playing euphonium for 54 years. He received his Doctorate in Optometry in 1979 from Indiana University, where he started as a Music Education major, studying euphonium under Professor Keith Brown.

Miller is one of the premier low brass players in the Michiana area, and has been a member of our band since 1979. He also performs with Windiana, the Michigan City Municipal Band, and the Tom Milo Big Band on bass trombone.

Miller has his own practice, the Miller Eye Center, which has been in La Porte since 1979, and is also a staff optometrist with Grossnickle Eye Center in Warsaw, South Bend, Elkhart and Plymouth.

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