Past and Present Programs

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” If that’s the case, then we’ve been fortunate enough to “converse” about a wide variety of topics, and in several dialects! From the Hungarian Dance Number 5 to the Irish Tune from County Derry, our programs have featured a diverse collection of pieces from other times and places. We’ve played everything from marches to Christmas carols to show tunes to traditional band fare. There’s something for everyone at an Easley Community Band concert!


October 2017

  • Circus Galop - John Philip Sousa, arr. Schissel  LISTEN
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg; arr. Conley  LISTEN
  • What's Up at the Symphony? - Various Artists; arr. Jerry Brubaker   LISTEN
  • The Pirates of Penzance - Arthur Sullivan/arr. John Philip Sousa & Keith Brion  LISTEN
  • The Wizard of Oz - arr. James Barnes  LISTEN
  • The Lion King (Medley) - arr. John Higgins  LISTEN and WATCH
  • Ammerland - Jacob De Hann LISTEN
  • Melodic Contours - Leland Forsblad  LISTEN
  • Thrills A Plenty - Eric Osterling


October 2016

  • Hogan’s Heroes - Jerry Fielding
  • Baltimo’ Hot Foot - Everett J. Evans
  • Southern Melodies - Al Hayes
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas - Don George, Arr. Paul Yoder
  • Lead On, O King Eternal - Setting by James Swearingen
  • Nearer My God to Thee - Lowell Mason, Arr. Michael Brown
  • Blowin’ the Blues - Arr. Paul Yoder
  • American Flourish - Robert W. Smith
  • The Blue & the Gray (Civil War Suite) - Clare Grundman

May 2016

  • The Student Prince - Sigmund Romberg, arr. David Bennett
  • Sheltering Sky - John Mackey
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Johannes Brahms, arr. I.P. Laurendeau
  • Voices of the Sky - Samuel R. Hazo
  • 650 East - Wayne Oldham & Jack Hale
  • Hello, Dolly - Jerry Herman
  • Willow Blossoms - John Philip Sousa
  • Second Suite for Military Band in F Major - Gustav Holst
  • Juke Box - Harold L. Walters

March 2016

  • The Screamer March - Fred Jewell, ed. Barry E. Kopetz
  • Trom-Beguine - Doug Hartzell
  • We’ll All Have Fun - Acton E. Ostling
  • Prairiesong - Carl Strommen
  • In a Gentle Rain - Robert W. Smith
  • Those Fabulous Flutes - Jack Bullock
  • A Trumpeter’s Lullaby - Leroy Anderson, arr. Philip J. Lang
  • Instant Concert - Harold L. Walters
  • First Suite in E♭ for Military Band - Gustav Holst, ed. Colin Matthews

December 2015

  • We Need a Little Christmas - Jerry Herman, arr. Ted Ricketts
  • The Christmas Song - Mel Torme and Robert Wells, arr. Frank D. Cofiel
  • A Canadian Brass Christmas - Arr. Luther Henderson
  • Winter Wonderland - Dick Smith and Felix Bernard, arr. David Bennett
  • Scenes from “The Nutcracker” - Peter I. Tchaikovsky, arr. Michael Story
  • Beneath the Holly - Arr. Lester Brockton
  • A Canadian Brass Christmas - Arr. Luther Henderson
  • Away in a Manger - Arr. Tom Wallace
  • Merry Bells of Christmas/Ukranian Bell Carol - Arr. Andrew Balent/arr. Richard Saucedo
  • Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson

October 2015

  • The Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key & John Stafford Smith, arr. John Edmondson
  • Coat of Arms - George Kenny
  • English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Salvation is Created - Pavel Tschesnokov, arr. Houseknecht
  • Valley Forge March - Karl L. King
  • Chorale and Shaker Dance II - John Zdechlik
  • Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon - Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa, arr. Brion and Schissel