Stories tagged with: Zanesville Memorial Concert Band

June 21, 2015 - 8:39pm
1 week 2 days ago

Music you can move to danced in the warm breeze at Zane Landing park this evening.

The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band performed for the second time this summer. Around 300 people came to watch the 55 band members perform.The set featured hits like 'Mambo Number 5'. Artistic Director of the band Jeff Roquemore said the weather was the icing on top of a musical cake.

"The best thing about today besides the band sounding great tonight, the weather," said Roquemore....

June 4, 2015 - 9:14am
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville Memorial Concert band is ready to sound the horn on its summer concert series. 

The band will play its first performance of the season Sunday at Zane's Landing Park. The band's artistic director, Jeff Roquemore, said a live, in the park performance, shines light on an aging form of entertainment. 

"We just think it's almost a maybe forgotten tradition," Roquemore said. "Bands were always in communities. There wasn't TV and all the media...

July 20, 2014 - 7:52pm
49 weeks 2 days ago

The summer humidity was no match for the chilly winter atmosphere at Zanes Landing Park this evening.

The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band held a Christmas In July concert for area residents today. Those who came got to enjoy popcorn, the sunshine and a taste of the December holiday. Artistic Director Jeff Roquemore says the performance featured a variety of different musical works.

"It's a lot of different types of Christmas music, so it is a varied program. There's a sing...

July 6, 2014 - 9:03pm
51 weeks 2 days ago

Area residents got to end their Fourth of July weekend with a patriotic concert at Zanes Landing this evening.

The musical entertainment was put on by the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band. The group has been together 91 years, and according to Jeff Roquemore, Artistic Director of the band said this concert has been going on since the group was formed.

"This is probably our 91st July Fourth kind of weekend concert. We always have a very strong patriotic theme. We do have a...

June 22, 2014 - 8:24pm
1 year 1 week ago

Those young and young at heart enjoyed Sunday night's performance by the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band.

The concert at Zane's Landing Park was the second of the band's summer series and catered to kids with music from Frozen as well as Pirates of the Caribbean.

"We have a pirate who is going to announce the sections of the band," said Janine Schmelzer Bock. "Then the pirate is going to stick around for a song that we're going to play called '...

June 8, 2014 - 8:35pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

Secrest Auditorium came alive with music Sunday night as the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band kicked off its 2014 summer concert series.

In addition to the concert band, an honor band made up of 60 area high school students also joined in the second half of the show to play a variety of tunes including a James Bond medley. The concert was the first of five that will be available for free to the public this year.

"I'm just real appreciative of all the...

March 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band is gearing up for another hot summer concert season, but they are in need of your support.

After the merger of the 7th Regiment and Armco bands in 1923, the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band was formed. Since then they have promoted the arts and music within our schools and the community. This will be the 91st year of the band performances.

 "We have our special concerts this year, of course around July 4th we do a lot of...

August 5, 2012 - 8:27pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

A little rain didn't keep the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band from ending its season on a high note.

Hundreds filled the Zanesville High School Cafetorium for the last of the six concert summer series.

Band Director Jeff Rocquemore said just like last year, the weather was in question for this evenings concert and picnic but he was determined not to let lightning strike twice.

"We've got some neat stuff, and some things that the audience will really enjoy. We're doing...

July 22, 2012 - 8:08pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Spectators and performers had the sun on their side for a concert at Zane's Landing Park.

Hundreds gathered for the fifth concert of the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band's summer concert series.

Recent concerts have been canceled due to inclement weather.

Conductor Jeffrey Roquemore said Sunday's concert gives the band a chance to play songs from those rained out shows.

"There's a couple of patriotic pieces. that a local high school director, Andy Reed, from...

July 3, 2011 - 6:32pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The celebration of Independence rang true for a number of Veterans on the form of music.

Sunday afternoon The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band took to the Secrest Auditorium stage to play a number of patriotic tunes. But for Band Members who have served, such as Veteran, David Shroder the day had a deeper meaning.

"What if we never had declared our independence from England?" expressed Shroder. "July 4th 1776 is a great day in out nation's history and...

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