UW-Marshfield Symphonic Band is ‘Good For a Laugh’

Symphonic Band Presents an Evening of Light-Hearted Music.

Laugh along with the music in the quirky comedy concert “Good for a Laugh,” presented by the UW-Marshfield Symphonic Band.

“Each piece of music on this concert has some joke, or novelty associated with it,” said director Richard Brunson. “The first half of the concert will feature a set of three pieces by Leroy Anderson, the American king of light classics. One is The Typewriter, which features a typist at a manual typewriter clacking away in rhythm with the music. Another is the Sandpaper Ballet.

The band will also be performing works by Johann Sebastian Bach’s fictitious twenty-first child, P.D.Q. Bach, such as The Grand Serenade for An Awful Lot of Winds.

“P.D.Q. Bach was born in 1807 and died in 1742,” Brunson explained. “Some of his other major works are the Fanfare for the Common Cold, The Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments, and the Opera in One Unnatural Act.

Tickets can be order online for $7. The band will perform on Fri. Sept. 29 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Helen Connor Laird Theater on the UW campus.

“The evening promises to be a fun, light-hearted experience for the audience,” said Brunson.

UW-Marshfield/Wood County campus
2000 W. 5th St., Marshfield, WI.