It’s been two long months since the City of St. Albert has enjoyed a major concert. Tonight, the St. Albert Community Concert Band jubilantly returns.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the 75-member band is hosting a pop-up concert at St. Albert Centre parking lot at 7 p.m. The free concert is located at the northwest parking lot near the Bay.
“Tonight was supposed to be our 50th anniversary season finale at the Arden Theatre. We were going to showcase Frank Ticheli pieces and what we’d learned. When the Arden Theatre closed temporarily, it was pretty upsetting. But we were not the only group suffering,” said trombonist Donald Heitzman.
Since several COVID-19 pandemic bans have lifted, the band opted to play a public pop-up concert parading its favourite farmers’ market pieces. Under the direction of Dr. Angela Schroeder, the entertainment includes Hogan’s Heroes March, A Friend Like Me (Aladdin), Let It Go (Frozen) and a full-on Disney medley.
And social distancing won’t be a problem.
“We’re basically playing in front of our vehicles. It’s going to be a fun evening for us. People can come out and sit in their cars and enjoy a great evening of music on a Wednesday night.”