On Friday, June 30, 2023, there will be rehearsals, a concert and ice cream social, for the Bowling Green Bicentennial Community Band and Choir
Schedule for the day: 1-3 pm- Rehearsal -Community Band- High school Band Room
3-5 pm- Rehearsal -Community Choir- High school Choir Room
Concert and Ice Cream Social- 6:30 to 8:15 pm on the courthouse lawn. In case of rain it will be held in the BGHS Auditorium. Ice Cream Social will be served on site – Two Scoops Ice Cream a local business partner, will serve our event.
Directors and Guests: Choir: Former BGHS Directors Jack Bibb and Bob Johnson. Band: Dr. Matt Frederickson, Brandon Bovay and Zachary Keller with additional stand-in instrumentals from the Missouri National Guard Band.
This concert is a great kickoff for the many hours of music and demonstrations during the main day of the festival, Saturday, July 1, 2023. In addition to our parade, there will be many craft, commercial and food vendors, the Basye kids greeters, the Howard Street Dance Studio, horse shoe and corn hole tournaments, quilt show, car show, and historic sites open to the public. There will also be hours of performances and demonstrations from local stringed acoustic instrumental talent, Scotty and Starla, celebrities from the Lake of the Ozarks, and the Missouri
National Guard ensembles that are in residence all day and evening. The National Guard will be ending their concert that evening, with accompanying patriotic music, for the 1770 piece children’s sparkler show, involving all children and their parents.
PLEASE: We must plan for choir and band musicians for the proper sheet music to be available. Please contact us NOW if you will be performing: your name, address, phone number, and email, and what part you sing and/or instrument you will be playing. Your contact with us now, is vital. If you are both a band and choir person, you are highly encouraged to participate in both rehearsals and perform both as a band and choir member in the concert.
Please call Donald Hamilton at 573-324-3000 for any questions or contact us here through our website.
Knowing who is coming ASAP, is critical when it comes to the proper amount of printed music. If you are a past or present BGHS attendee, Bowling Green resident, or anyone that cares about Bowling Green and is just wanting to perform, you are invited and encouraged to join us. NO ONE, will be considered too old, or too “rusty” to participate. Getting to perform again in a large group very seldom happens, on this scale after we are out of school. This is an important event musically and will provide wonderful fellowship to us all. – Donald Hamilton