Directors' bands at the Craterian

Two 100-member American Band College directors' bands will present their 23rd annual concert, "A Night to Remember," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Ginger Rogers Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford.

The bands are made up of middle school, high school and college band directors from around the country who are candidates for master's degrees from Sam Houston State University's American Band College program. A summer program for band directors was established in 1989 by Professor Emeritus Max McKee at Southern Oregon University. The concert is the culmination of a week of study and rehearsal at Ashland High School.

Jazz and classical quintet Boston Brass will be featured in the concert. Boston Brass has made appearances on CBS' "Early Show," NPR's "Performance Today" and at the Great American Brass Band Festival in Kentucky. The ensemble has performed and conducted master classes around the world.

With several albums to its credit, Boston Brass' newest, "Latin Nights," is a collection of classical and jazz works by Latin composers and performers.

Saturday's program will include Ernesto Lecuona's "Malaguena," Duke Ellington's "Caravan," Ticheli's "Cajun Folk Songs," "Simple Gifts" and "San Antonio Dance" and Henry Fillmore's marches "The Klaxon" and "Rolling Thunder."

Conductors will include composer Frank Ticheli, Peter Boonshaft, Bruce Dinkins, Gladys Wright and Al Wright.

Tickets cost $18, $13 for seniors and $7 for children. Tickets may be purchased at Cripple Creek Music in Ashland, at the Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at or by calling 541-779-3000.

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