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CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Community Band's seventh and final concert of the season will feature the highlights from "Jersey's Boys" Thursday (July 12).  

Volunteers from the community will play several tunes, one of which is medley of tunes from iconic sitcoms, at a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at the John Daum Amphitheater in Kiwanis Park.

The band will tackle a list of songs or at least parts of songs including "Walk Like A Man," "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Rag Doll," "December 1963" and "Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You" from the Jersey Boy catalog.

After kicking off with "The Star-Spangled Banner" as they do each week, the band will also perform: "March Gloria"; "Lead On, O King Eternal"; "Emperata Overture"; "Moon River," which will feature Dale VonBehrens, 97, on Alto Saxophone; "I Saw The Light"; "Battle Hymn Of The Republic;" "Merry Christmas, Darling";  a salute to Bob Hope, "Thanks For The Memory"; "Benediction"; and "The Billboard March."

The band will be lead under the direction of band director Ginger Stanfield. Stanfield said

"We have been very blessed this season to have over 100 musicians, ages 12 to 97, volunteer their time & talents to keep this wonderful tradition going for the 41st season," Stanfield said.

In the case of rainy weather or wet conditions, Stanfield said the concert will be moved to the Dvorak Concert Hall in Eastern Illinois University's Doudna Fine Arts Building, 1860 Seventh St. She said a decision on where the concert will take place will be made this afternoon. If the concert is moved due to weather, a sign will be placed on the fence at Kiwanis Park.

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Contact Jarad Jarmon at (217) 238-6839. Follow him on Twitter: @JJarmonReporter



Jarad Jarmon is a reporter for the JG-TC. He covers the city of Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Mattoon schools and the Regional Office of Education.

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