The Parkdale High School Symphonic Band, which has earned superior ratings at Prince George's County and Maryland state band competitions, has been selected by audition to give two Mother's Day Concerts May 11 at Expo '86 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The band's director, Steven Theodore, who has directed the group for the past two years and who has been a music teacher in the county for 14 years, said the young musicians are attending extra rehearsals before school and in the evening to prepare for the exposition.
The band's program will feature a medley from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story", a medley of Civil War tunes by Clare Grundman, an overture by Caesar Giovannini, a flute solo by Penny Russell of Claude Bolling's "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano", and a clarinet solo by Tom Leverance of Carl Maria von Weber's "Concerto No. 2 for Clarinet." The band will also play some marches and will end with "America the Beautiful."
Theodore said the band raised $10,000 toward the cost of the trip by selling flowers, pizzas and other items through the school year. The band, located in Riverdale, is the only Washington area band to be invited to the world exposition. U-Md. Professor
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