The Alpine Orchestra is pleased to announce this year's Fall concert series "A Salute to Veterans" will be held November 4th, 5th and 6th. A special salute to those who have served America in the military over the years, the orchestra invites veterans, families and friends to come and be honored by way of this musical salute featuring guest artist tenor Sergeant Mario Garcia of Washington, DC and the orchestra.
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Mario Garcia, a native of Brownsville, Texas, joined The Soldiers Chorus of the United States Army Field Band in 2003. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky and completed both his Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he met his bride, Betsy, also a member of the Soldiers Chorus. As members of the Army Field Band, they have traveled throughout the United States, showcasing the excellence and professionalism of today’s Army to the American people.
SFC Garcia studied with Dr. Robert Harrison and the late Dr. Barbara Doscher. He has also received instruction from Martin Isepp of the Glyndebourne Opera, John Redd O.B.E. of the Doly Carte Opera, Dalton Baldwin and Sherrill Mllnes. SFC Garcica has performed numerous opera and musical theater roles including, Camille in “The Merry Widow,” with the Ohio Light Opera, Tamino in “The Magic Flute,” Ferrado in “Cosi Fan Tutte,” and Bobby in “Company.” He has also appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Nashville Symphony.
In his free time, SFC Garcia is an amateur triathlete, having completed an Ironman, enjoys golfing and watching the Boston Red Sox. He and his wife, Betsy, are proud “fur” parents of a lovely Shih Tzu named Oscar.
Please come join us for this fun concert honoring all those that have served our country.
Please remember our general meeting for the Orchestra will be held on Monday, September 15th. Come and hear what your board has been doing and volunteer to serve. We will be electing our new board members so it is very important that we have a great turnout.
The Alpine Orchestra is searching for a musically knowledgeable individual who understands the nature of community organizations to serve as conductor. Duties to include but not limited to, weekly rehearsal (night can be negotiable, currently set for Thursday nights at 7PM); concert music selection; currently two performance series a year, Fall and Spring; and duties consistent with leading a group. Small stipend per series. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to include music/conducting experience to:
Alpine Orchestra Attn: Lexie McMIllen
P.O. Box 4305 Buena Vista, CO 81211 or
email docs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info at: 903-930-1568
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Please include current contact information.
An interview about the concerts will be rebroadcast on K C M E radio between 6 & 7 p m today, the 21st. 88.7 FM in Colorado Springs and Pueblo....89.5 in Buena Vista and Salida. Thought you would like to know so you could listen in.
ALPINE ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERTS
The Alpine Orchestra spring concerts will be held the 4th weekend in
April: Friday the 25th, 7:30 p m, at Leadville's Annunciation Church;
Saturday the 26th, 7:30 pm, at the Salida Steamplant; then a matinee on
Sunday the 27th, 3 p m, at the Buena Vista Clearview Community Church,
southwest of town on Rodeo Road. Everyone is welcome. There is no
The programs feature many favorites including Sousa's "Stars and Stripes
Forever", Grofe's "On the Trail", a tribute to Henry Mancini, a montage
of Western movie themes and an
Alpine brass quintet selection, "Vuelta del Fuego".
The Alpine orchestra is a 40 piece volunteer symphony in its 23rd
consecutive season with members from throughout the upper Arkansas valley.
Please come join us in Salida or Buena Vista . We will be at the Steam plant tomorrow evening,Saturday Nov.23,2013 7:30 p.m. and in Buena Vista on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Our orchestra will perform its Buena Vista concert in a new location on Sunday, November 24,2013. Please join us at the Clearview Community Church at 3:00 p.m.
We have quite a few ideas and events brewing in our orchestra community. Please feel free to leave your comments here so that ideas can be shared on the decisions facing our group regarding the Colorado Symphony, the Band gathering and Farrell's retirement.
Thanks all for a wonderful concert. I hope you all got to read Farrell's comments. Remember we'll start back up on the 26th of July, hope to see you all then.
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