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Past Performances

What's Up Doc?

  • Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Overture to the Barber of Seville - Rossini, arr. M.L. Lake
  • Cartoon - Paul Hart
  • Variations on a Korean Folk Song - John Barnes Chance
  • Suite of Old American Dances - Robert Russell Bennett
  • Conga del Fuego Nuevo - Arturo Márquez, tr. Oliver Nickel

Straight from the Horse's Mouth

  • Sunday, March 12, 2017
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Light Cavalry Overture - Franz von Suppé, arr. Schissel
  • El Caballero - Roger Cichy
  • Equus - Eric Whitacre
  • The Wrangler - Carter Pann
  • Take the Ribbons - Gary P. Gilroy

From Russia With Love

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky, tr. Shinji Kasama
  • Troika from "Lieutenant Kijé" Suite - Sergei Prokofiev, arr. Harold Walters
  • Folk Dances - Dmitri Shostakovich, ed. H. Robert Reynolds
  • Selections from the Firebird Suite - Igor Stravinsky, tr. Gardner/Goldman

Unmaiden Voyage

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Awayday - Adam Gorb
  • Sea Songs - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Of Sailors and Whales - W. Francis McBeth
  • Undertow - John Mackey
  • The Seal Lullaby - Eric Whitacre
  • Mvt. IV, "Europa" from Galilean Moons - Roger Cichy

Best of Category 5 - Five Year Anniversary Concert

  • Sunday, June 5, 2016
  • Amber Abbott, Conductor
  • Mitch Davis, Conductor
  • Clay Michalec, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Concert selections chosen via fan voting in the Five-Year Anniversary Bracket of Champions
  • Gandalf from Symphony No. 1 (The Lord of the Rings) - Johann de Meij
  • Incantation and Dance - John Barnes Chance
  • Lincolnshire Posy - Percy Grainger
  • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
  • Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein, arr. Beeler

A Fool's Paradise

  • Saturday, March 5, 2016
  • Clay Michalec, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Galop - Dmitri Shostakovich, tr. Hunsberger
  • Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion - P.D.Q. Bach
  • Tribal Quest - Sean O'Loughlin
    • With special guests, the Chesapeake High School Concert Band
  • Noisy Wheels of Joy - Eric Whitacre
  • Godzilla Eats Las Vegas! - Eric Whitacre
  • The Typewriter - Leroy Anderson

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

  • Sunday, December 6, 2015
  • Amber Abbott, Conductor
  • Clay Michalec, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Russian Christmas Music - Alfred Reed
  • Harry Potter Symphonic Suite - John Williams, arr. Robert W. Smith
  • March from 1941 - John Williams
  • Suite from the Nutcracker - P.I. Tchaikowsky, arr. Rogan
  • Star Wars Trilogy - John Williams, arr. Donald Hunsberger
  • Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson

Autumnal Bacchanalia

  • Saturday, September 26, 2015
  • Amber Abbott, Conductor
  • Clay Michalec, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Havendance - David Holsinger
  • Kokopelli - Anne McGinty
  • Children's March (Over the Hills and Far Away) - Percy Grainger
  • Pandemonium - Roger Cichy
  • October - Eric Whitacre
  • Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah - Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Philip Egner

Summer Concert

  • Sunday, May 24, 2015
  • Mitch Davis, Conductor
  • Clay Michalec, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor
  • Caitlyn Callahan, Flute
  • Valerie Goubeau, Flute

  • Esprit de Corps - Robert Jager
  • Pineapple Poll - Sir Arthur Sullivan, arr. Mackerras
  • Andante and Rondo for Two Flutes - Franz Doppler, arr. Olt
  • Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein, arr. Lavender

Vocalise

  • Sunday, March 22, 2015
  • Clay Michalec, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor
  • Rachel Sitomer, Soprano

  • Aspen Jubilee - Ron Nelson
  • A Song for Lyndsay - Andrew Boysen
  • Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 - Sergei Rachmaninoff, arr. Hunsberger
  • Ah! Forse’ lui...Sempre Libera - Giuseppe Verdi, arr. Barrow
  • Trittico - Vaclav Nelhybel
    • I. Allegro maestoso
    • II. Adagio
    • III. Allegro marcato
  • Salvation is Created - Pavel Tchesnokov, arr. Houseknecht
    • Dedicated in memory of Brian Christian DeVilbiss (June 30, 1977 - March 15, 2015)

Ghost Train

  • Saturday, December 7, 2014
  • Amber Abbott, Conductor
  • Brian Binder, Conductor
  • Clay Michalec, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Ride - Samuel Hazo
  • Blue Shades - Frank Ticheli
  • Ghost Train - Eric Whitacre
    • I. The Ride
    • II. At The Station
    • III. Motive Revolution
  • Incantation and Dance - James Barnes Chance
  • Give Us This Day - David Maslanka

Heaven and Hell

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014
  • Amber Abbott, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Overture to "Orpheus in the Underworld" - Jacques Offenbach, arr. Odom
  • Symphony No. 2, Mvmt. 3 "Apollo Unleashed" - Frank Ticheli
  • Zion - Dan Welcher
  • Symphony No. 1, "The Divine Comedy" - Robert W. Smith
    • I. Inferno
    • II. Purgatorio
    • III. The Ascension
    • IV. Paradiso

Summer Concert

  • Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Brian Binder, Conductor
  • Tim Brown, Conductor
  • Mitchell Davis, Conductor
  • Charlie Fix, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Rhosymedre - Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Beeler
  • Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - Richard Wagner, arr. Cailliet
  • Quartets - Roger Cichy
  • Symphony in Bb - Paul Hindemith
    • I. Moderately Fast
    • II. Andante Grazioso
    • III. Fugue
  • Strange Humors - John Mackey
  • Tempered Steel - Charles Rochester Young

World Tour

  • Saturday, March 8, 2014
  • Mitchell Davis, Conductor
  • Charlie Fix, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor
  • David Irving, Conductor

  • Vientos y Tangos - Michael Gandolfi (Argentina/ Uruguay)
  • Vesuvius - Frank Ticheli (Italy)
  • Arabesque - Samuel Hazo (Middle East)
  • Suite Francais - Darius Milhaud (France)
  • Rocky Point Holiday - Ron Nelson (Rhode Island)
  • Africa: Ceremony, Song, and Ritual - Robert W. Smith (Africa)

The Lord of the Rings

  • Sunday, December 15, 2013
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Johann de Meij's Symphony No. 1 (The Lord of the Rings)

Stolen!

  • Saturday, September 21, 2013
  • Mitchell Davis, Conductor
  • Charlie Fix, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor
  • David Irving, Conductor

  • Strange Humors - John Mackey
  • March Slav - P.I. Tchaikowsky, arr. Laurendeau
  • O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen, arr. Reynolds
  • Oberon Overture - C. M. von Weber, arr. Lake
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save - Claude T. Smith
  • Slava! - Leonard Bernstein
  • Jupiter - Gustav Holst

Bowie Festival of Community Bands*

  • Saturday, June 8, 2013
  • Mitchell Davis, Conductor
  • Charlie Fix, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Crown Imperial - William Walton
  • Handel in the Strand - Percy Grainger
  • Armenian Dances, Part 1 - Alfred Reed
  • Puszta - Jan Van der Roost
  • American Salute - Morton Gould
  • Variations on America - Charles Ives
  • Pastime - Jack Stamp
  • Pandemonium - Roger Cichy
  • Solas Ane - Samuel Hazo
  • Four Scottish Dances - Malcolm Arnold
  • Suite of Old American Dances - Robert Russell Bennett

  • *The Category 5 Wind Ensemble in conjunction with the City of Bowie Arts Council hosted this festival of community bands at Allen Pond Park. Participating bands were the Category 5 Wind Ensemble, Mt. Vernon Concert Band, and Falls Church Concert Band.

In the beginning...

  • Sunday, April 28, 2013
  • Mitchell Davis, Conductor
  • Charlie Fix, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor
  • David Irving, Conductor

  • Aegean Festival Overture - Andreas Makris
  • An Outdoor Overture - Aaron Copland
  • 1812 Overture - P. I. Tchaikovsky
  • Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein
  • Academic Festival Overture - Johannes Brahms
  • A Festival Prelude - Alfred Reed

Winter Concert

  • Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Mitchell Davis, Conductor
  • Charlie Fix, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Festive Overture - Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Hunsberger
  • Greensleeves - Alfred Reed
  • William Byrd Suite - Gordon Jacob
  • Handel in the Strand - Percy Grainger, arr. Goldman
  • Russian Christmas Music - Alfred Reed
  • City of Bowie March - Charles T. Gabriele

Gustav Holst

  • September 22, 2012
  • Mitchell Davis, Conductor
  • Charlie Fix, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Moorside March - Gustav Holst, arr. Jacob
  • Hammersmith - Gustav Holst
  • Mars - Gustav Holst
  • Jupiter - Gustav Holst
  • 1st Suite in Eb for Military Band - Gustav Holst
  • 2nd Suite in F for Military Band - Gustav Holst

Lincolnshire Posy

  • October 1, 2011
  • Mitchell Davis, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Crown Imperial - William Walton
  • Lincolnshire Posy - Percy Grainger
  • La Fiesta Mexicana - H. Owen Reed
  • Shenandoah - Frank Ticheli
  • Sketches on a Tudor Psalm - Fisher Tull

Dancing in the Wind

  • June 11, 2011
  • Mitchell Davis, Conductor
  • Dan Sitomer, Conductor

  • Four Scottish Dances - Malcolm Arnold
  • Suite of Old American Dances - Robert Russell Bennett
  • Faroe Island Dance - Percy Grainger
  • Incantation and Dance - John Barnes Chance
  • Armenian Dances, Part 1 - Alfred Reed
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