Happily, the Ann Arbor Concert Band is happy to oblige, with Aaron Coplands Fanfare for the Common Man, anchoring a concert Sunday in Hill Auditorium. The program also includes two works by Vaughan Williams (Toccata Marziale and English Folk Song Suite), Holsts Hammersmith, Ives Variations on America, Hansons Chorale and Alleluia and Mannin Venn, by Wood. Founded in 1978 as the Ann Arbor Symphony Band by Victor Bordo and David Juillet, the Ann Arbor Concert Band has served as an ensemble for musicians wishing to perform wind band literature. The band has its roots in the Ann Arbor school system’s music program and continues a close relationship with it today. While they maintain an amateur status, “the standards of performance and organization are strictly professional,” according to their website. James Nissen conducts. Although rooted in the local area, the band also performs throughout the lower half of Michigan. Concerts are presented four to five times during the season, from September to May. The Ann Arbor Concert Band plays at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 in Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave. Tickets are $10-$5 (children 12 and under free). Tickets available at the door or in advance from band members.
11, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (Patrick R. Murphy/Getty Images) Watch your step! The Selena Gomez fan base (she has 16 million Twitter followers) held their collective breath when the singer took a tumble last week at the end ofher concert in Fairfax, Va. Gomez, 21, wearing a shiny outfit andknee-high boots,was jumping up and down during the song Slow Down and while streamers began to fly in the air, she hit the front end of the stage and fell forward. Read: Selena Gomez on Turning 21, Justin Bieber Dont worry fans. The lyrics of thetrack say, Baby, slow down the song, butGomezignored those wordsand went right back to dancing! Gomez is now touring through New York, then Pennsylvania and New Jersey promoting her new album. She wraps up the Stars Dance Tour at the end of November in Michigan. A fan was able to shoot a video of the on-stage mishap. Watch below.