The Nelson Town Band has a varied repertoire. While we take pride and pleasure in playing marches by John Philip Sousa and other composers, a typical concert also includes show tunes, old popular songs, and even a rendition of a New England contra dance tune written by Ralph Page.
God Bless America by Irving Berlin
The Thunderer by John Phillip Sousa
St. Louis Blues
Selections from Mary Poppins
Military Escort by Harold Bennett
Washington Post by John Philips Sousa
American Patrol by Meacham
Belle of Chicago by John Phillips Sousa
National Emblem by E.E. Bagley
Rollstone Mountain by Ralph Page
Manhattan Beach March by John Phillips Sousa
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Phillips Sousa
Americans We by Henry Fillmore
Prestissimo by Karl King
Procession of the Nobles by Rimsky-Korsakov
Slavic Farewell by Vasilij Ivanovic Agakpin
Salute to the Sultan by Karl King
Precious Lord, Take My Hand arr. Robert W. Smith
El Capitan by John Phillips Sousa
Give My Regards to Broadway by George M. Cohan
High School Cadets by John Phillips Sousa
King Cotton by John Phillips Sousa
Liberty Bell March by John Phillips Sousa
Cool tunes from our 2019 repertoire!
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
Composed by John Phillips Sousa, who was a freemason and dedicated this march to the high degree freemasonry Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles.
Galop by Amilcare Ponchielli arr. Larry Daehn
Galop is from the Dance of the Hours, a short ballet depicting the passage of time which occurs in Act III, Scene 2 or the opera La Gioconda, written in 1876. This piece of incidental music has become one of the most popular ballet pieces in history.
Composed by Leonard Bernstein and arranged by Michael Brown, Somewhere is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written and one of the most recognizable from the musical West Side Story.
Oracles of the Sirocco
Robert Sheldon wrote this piece to depict the hot winds blowing over the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Northern Africa called the Sirocco. Sheldon writes, "This wind emanates exotic energy, creating feelings of introspection and adventure captured in the mystical messages that seem to reside in the breeze."