Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band

Kingdom Of The Sun Concert Band

Originally founded in March 1990, the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band is an all-volunteer organization.  The band rehearses every Monday evening.  Our repertoire offers a wide variety of music including marches, big band medleys, classical, popular music, show tunes, and patriotic tributes.  The band performs throughout the year at venues in the greater Ocala / Marion County area, all of which are free and open to the public. 

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Musicians Needed

The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band is now taking applications for band membership.  Especially needed are clarinet players.  We welcome members of all ages.  

 

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Upcoming Performances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band,

under the direction of Les Muncaster,

invites you to

 

July Concert Series

"BY REQUEST"

 

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Sunday,   July 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

 

Marion Technical Institute Auditorium

1614 SE Fort King Street, Ocala

 

Musical selections will include many of the requests that our patrons have submitted throughout the year.  We are happy to perform your favorites as they are ours as well.  

 

As always, all performances are free and open to the public.  Donations are welcome. 

 

 

 

"What Is MUSIC?" 

(author unknown)

 

Music is a SCIENCE

 

It is exact, specific; and it demands exact acoustics.  A counductor's full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.

 

Music is MATHEMATICAL

 

It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done, not worked out on paper.

 

Music is a FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 

Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not English - but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas.  The semantics of music is the most complete and univeral language.

 

Music is HISTORY

 

Music usually reflects the environment and times of its creations, often even the country and/or racial feeling.

 

Music is PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lip, cheek, and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.

 

Music is all of these things, but most of all . . .

 

Music is ART

 

It allows a human being to take all these dry, technical (but difficult) techniques and use them to create emotion.  That is one thing science cannot duplicate -- humanism, feeling, emotion, call it what you will.

 

 

Thank you to Pastor Jim Young for sharing this appropriate description. 

Program Advertising

 

Your business can now advertise in our concert programs, which are viewed by hundreds of potential customers at each Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band performance (8 concerts per year). 

 

Business card size ads may be puchased for only $100 per year (September through August).   

 

If you are interested in placing an ad, please click HERE to contact us for more information.