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Posted on Sat, Jul 27, 2013 : 10:21 a.m.

Washtenaw Community Concert Band tunes up for "Magic of Summer" Tuesday at WCC

By Roger LeLievre

Can it be that time already? The Washtenaw Community Concert Band’s final outdoor concert of the season, “The Magic of Summer,” will unfold Tuesday evening at Washtenaw Community College.

The Washtenaw Community Concert Band, celebrating its 35th season this year, will play big-band favorites, music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, the Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst, and two marches. The band will also offer “Air Force Salute,” a tribute to service men and women.

The concert will be held at WCC’s community park. Chairs will be provided, but bring a lawn chair or blanket just in case. If it rains, the concert will move to WCC’s Towsley Auditorium.

The Washtenaw Community Concert Band consists of 70 volunteer musicians from all over Washtenaw County. They have played four outdoor concerts this summer and will continue to perform at least six concerts in the fall and winter. Conductors are Jerry Robbins and Pat Padilla.

Since summer is rushing by all too fast, few would blame you for pausing to take in an evening of music. And to make the event even more attractive - it’s free.

The Washtenaw Community Concert Band’s final summer concert takes place at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30. Admission is free. Details at 734-973-3300.