Tonganoxie Community Band cookout and concert

The Tonganoxie Community Band will have its annual concert Tuesday, June 29, as festivities start at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tonganoxie VFW Park with hot dogs and hamburgers being sold. The band, under the direction of Charles Van Middlesworth, will begin its concert at 7 p.m. Roughly 45 musicians have been practicing each Tuesday this month in preparation for the concert. The band will play patriotic songs, as well as music from “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars: Episode III” and “Phoenix Overture.” The band also will have an audience participation activity in which audience members will “name that tune” as the band plays portions of movie theme songs. In addition, Van Middlesworth, who is band director at Tonganoxie High School, will be the featured soloist for a George Gershwin number.

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