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Millennium Concert Band performs Sunday

Highlights to include clarinets, bagpipes and Disneyland favorites

SUBMITTED PHOTO: STUART WORLEY - Lee Anne Bantsari, left, and Kristin Cywinski will be performing some clarinet magic at the performance by the LO Millennium Concert Band on Sunday night.

The Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band is planning to go all the way to Washington, D.C., for a concert in 2016.

But first, they would like to raise some money right here at home in Lake Oswego.

The band will be performing its first concert of the season on Sunday night at Lakeridge High School at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the performance, band fans are invited to help by participating in a silent auction and raffle.

The money raised will go toward sending the band to the 2016 National Festival of the States concert series in Washington, D.C., in June. This prestigious national stage will give the band high profile exposure and open many musical opportunities in the future.

The band will give a great preview of its performance on Sunday night, which will be full of highlights.

One will be the performance of stalwart clarinetists Kristin Cywinski and Lee Anne Bantsari, who will apply their flying fingers to a duet of “Clarinet Carousel.”

Guests performers at the concert will be the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band. Bagpipers and drummers will perform “Band of Brothers” and the eternal bagpipe favorite “Amazing Grace.”

The entire band will kick into gear with two marches and what should be the musical highlight of the evening, the “Lincolnshire Posy” by Percy Grainger.

A tribute to the 60th anniversary of Disneyland just might be a crowd pleaser with its medley of ever-popular tunes that have been played in the theme park since the 1950s.

There is no charge for this evening of entertainment, although concert lovers are reminded that the Millennium Concert Band plays best when all of the seats of the auditorium are filled. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Lakeridge High School is located at 1235 Overlook Drive.