Banding together on the lawn.

Americana takes the stage


American music comes into play when the Nebraska Wind Symphony shows it knows the scores, free, outdoors at Stinson Park. Resounding are melodies plus rhythms by John Philip Sousa, Morton Gould and Aaron Copland. More: from Broadway come songs Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse and Steve Cuden created for Beauty and the Beast  along with Jekyll & Hyde. But first, taking the stage, are the Swingtones, dancing and romping down big band memory lane evoking Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie sounds. You can join too, during a salute to military veterans and first responders. Given that this is in the open, you might want to bring something on which to sit. But, should the clouds roll by and raindrops threaten to start falling on your head, truck on over to the Strauss Performing Arts Center at UNO.

The Nebraska Wind Symphony Concert is Sun. June 28, Stinson Park, Aksarben Village, 67th St & Center Road. 6 p.m. Free. http://nebraskawindsymphony.com/


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