The Ark City Community Band will hold the fifth concert of its 146th season at 7:30 p.m. June 29 under the Wilson Park rotunda, located at 701 N. Summit St.

Ark City Community BandThis event is free and open to the public. Some park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring their own lawn chairs.

Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided. This week’s sponsors are the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Coca-Cola.

This show will have a definite jazz focus. Selections include:

  • “American Patrol,” made famous by Glen Miller;
  • “Star Dust,” by Hoagy Carmichael;
  • Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me,” featuring saxophone soloist Anthony Cruz;
  • a contemporary jazz piece called “Harlequin Dance,” by Erik Morales;
  • a fun medley of 12 famous big band swing tunes, called “Instant Swing Concert.”

Independence Day concert

The community band also will perform its annual Independence Day concert at 7 p.m. July 4 on the east side of First United Methodist Church, located at 2448 Edgemont Drive. This event will feature a wide selection of patriotic music.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs because bench seating will be extremely limited.

“What a great way to celebrate our Independence Day — traditional all-American band music followed by the community fireworks display,” said band director Chris VanGilder.