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.
KOS Upcoming Performances:
"On With The Show"
featuring selections from stage, screen, and television
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 27,2015 at 3:00 pm
Marion Technical Institute Auditorium
Please join the KOS Concert Band as we begin our 26th season. Music selections include Overture to "Candide", Highlights from The Jersey Boys, Looney Tunes Overture, Moon River, Aces High, and more .
All concerts are FREE and open to the public, no tickets needed. Donations are welcome.
"VETERANS LIGHT THE STARS"
Ocala/Marion County Veterans' Park
Sunday, November 8th at 6:30 pm
Come join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band as we light up the sky with fireworks and fill your hearts with music to honor our Veterans. This popular annual concert is our tribute to current and past Veterans and will include many popular patriotic tunes and conclude with "1812 Overture".
Bleacher seating will be available or you may bring a blanket or chair. The concert is FREE, no tickets required.
"What Is MUSIC?"
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.
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.