‘Just a Kid at Heart’
August 23, 2014
The Nevada County Concert Band will perform the final of its three summer series concerts Sunday. From 5 to 7 p.m. the band will have its "Just a Kid at Heart" themed show at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. As always, it is free and open to the community.
Music will include "March to the Principal's Office," Goldman's "Children's March," "The Toy Trumpet," Sousa's "High School Cadets," and highlights from "The Lion King." Also appearing are the Gold Country Brass, Blended Metal Saxophones, and the Stamp Mill Stompers.
Sunday's performance will feature the 2014 recipients of the new Jerry Foote scholarship program. The concert band announced the establishment of the Jerry Foote Scholarship Fund this year.
It was named in honor of oboe and English horn player Jerry Foote, who passed away in January 2013. Foote was an active member of the Nevada County Concert Band.
He split his time between both band and orchestra music, trains (especially donating time at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum), and the outdoors (including kayaking), according to the Nevada County Concert Band.
The fund promotes the development of young musicians in the community, benefits local music education programs, and supports local private music teachers.
The first two recipients are French horn player Lauren Brennan, a Bear River High School senior, and flute player Alec Brown, a Nevada Union High School sophomore, according to the concert band.
As part of the award, both students will each perform a featured piece with the band Sunday.
Donations from the public maintain the fund, and the Nevada County Concert Band will dedicate a portion of each concert's donations to it as well.
Donations can be made at the following address: Jerry Foote Scholarship Fund, c/o Nevada County Concert Band, P.O. Box 1444, Nevada City, CA 95959. Donations should be identified for the Jerry Foote Scholarship Fund.
The Nevada County Concert Band is celebrating its 43rd season as a county-wide band, with historical roots through local city-based community bands that date back to the 1880s.
For more information, go to http://nccb.org/.