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Park Rapids Area Community Band performing Nov. 20

The Park Rapids Area Community Band is preparing for its fall concert, which is 3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 20 at the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium. They will perform a new piece by Finnish composer Timo Forsstrom called “Life in the Capital City." The three-part composition describes life in Helsinki, Finland. Deane Johnson is the featured soloist, playing “Clarinet on the Town” by Ralph Herman. They will also play “The Girl I Left Behind Me” from Irish Suite, a melody that the band was playing as Custer and his men left the fort on their last mission. Other featured tunes are “Procession of the Sardar” by M. Ippolitov-Ivanov, “Slavonic Dance No. 8” by Antonin Dvorak, “Pavanne by Morton Gould, "Galop” from Genevieve de Brabant by Jaques Offenbach and “Colonel Bogey” march by Kenneth J. Alford (made famous in the movie “Bridge on the River Kwai”).