Oroville Community Concert Band (OCCB) and the Oroville Community Chorus (OCC) will be presenting two concerts for the July 4 th celebration at the historic Oroville State Theatre 1489 Myers St. The first performance is Wednesday, July 3 rd at 7:30pm. The second is Thursday, July 4 th at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at Comer’s Print Shop, Marcozzi Jewelers, Oroville Chamber of Commerce, Carlson Optometry, Stifel Nicolaus, online at www.occband.org and at the door (if any left). Band Students are free with the purchase of one adult ticket. Concessions will be provided by the Las Plumas/Oroville Alliance Band (LPO) and proceeds will go toward their spring performance at Carnegie Hall. (Yes, the one in New York!)
OCCB’s new director is Michael Walker, also director of LPO. OCC also has a new director, April Taylor. Both new directors bring their expertise, energy and new music to the groups.
OCCB’s new songs include Southwest Saga, Autumn on White Lake, Grandmother’s Song, With Malice Towards None, Suite from Hamilton and a new version of the Armed Forces Medley. We have a guest vocalist, Bill Petree, for Embraceable You, and Stars and Stripes Forever is back by popular demand.
OCC’s songs include Spirit of America, Irving Berlin’s American Medley (with songs like Puttin’ on the Ritz, Always and God Bless America) and Oh Shenandoah. OCC will also sing with the band on several numbers. So if you prefer an evening concert, come Wednesday. If you love to start your celebrations in the afternoon, then come Thursday. Or come both performances. You might be inclined to grab friends who don’t know how amazing it is to hear a celebratory concert in a gorgeous, historic, easy-access theatre like Oroville’s own. See you there!