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Brass quintet, art display to precede Millennium Concert Band performance set for March 17 at Lakeridge High auditorium

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Winter weather forced the cancellation last month of the Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band's performance.

Now musical director Dale Cleland has announced the concert has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 17 at Lakeridge High School auditorium, 1235 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego.

"Since that day is St. Patrick's Day, we will throw in the 'Irish Washer Woman' as our encore and save our scheduled encore, 'The Bandwagon' for another day," Cleland said. "We will also need to save Steve Blakely's trumpet solo for another time, as he will not be able to perform that evening."

Cleland says the rest of the program will remain the same, and audience members are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy preconcert music by the Millennium Brass Quintet and view work by local artists in the lobby, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The program will include a diversity of musical styles, including marches, and "Tulsa, A Symphonic Portrait of Oil," written in 1950 by Don Gillis, which is a musical description of how the oil industry in Oklahoma changed the scenery and lifestyle of the state. A medley of Frank Sinatra's songs also will be on the program.

The concert is free and open to all.

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