Quincy Concert Band presents “An Illinois Bicentennial”


Sunday, March 11, 2018


Morrison Auditorium, Quincy Junior High School, 100 South 14th Street, Quincy, IL, Illinois


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

His words on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., were immortalized in U.S. History. Nearly 70 years later, President Abraham Lincoln’s own words were introduced into Aaron Copland’s work “Lincoln Portrait.” The piece, which features narrations of some of Lincoln’s great speeches, will be performed as the Quincy Concert Band presents “An Illinois Bicentennial” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Morrison Theater in Quincy Junior High School, 100 S. 14th St.

Conductor Dr. Trent A. Hollinger will conduct the band through pieces that reflect the diverse history and culture of Illinois as it celebrates its 200th birthday. Regional composer Bill Camphouse will also be featured on the concert as the band performs his “Illinois.”

“Many great composers, conductors, musicians and wind bands have come from the great state of Illinois. As the state celebrates its 200th birthday, I cannot think of a better way to join in the celebration than to play music written by or for Illinois,” Hollinger said.

There no admission charge for QCB concerts. However, donations are welcome to assist with the band’s expenses.


“Academic Festival Overture” by Johannes Brahms, transcribed by Mark H. Kindsley
“The Belle of Chicago” march by John Philip Sousa (1892)
“American Pageant” by Thomas Knox
“Illinois!” – by QCB band member William Camphouse
“Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copeland, transcribed by Walter Beeler – with a guest narrator.
“Prelude Siciliano and Rondo” for Symphonic Band (originally, “Little Suite for Brass, Op. 80”) by Malcolm Arnold, arranged by John P. Paynter
“Spoon River” – An American Folk Dance by Percy Aldridge Granger, arranged by Glenn Cliffe Bainum

Cost of Admission: $0

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