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El Segundo Concert Band Performs Star Wars, Jurassic Park & 
Schindler's List
    The most listened to piece of music in history is the “Main Theme” from Star Wars. Dinosaurs really did come to life with the themes from Jurassic Park. Whips crack and adventure begins with “Raiders March” from Indiana Jones. What do all of these musical themes have in common? They were written by Oscar’s most-nominated living person in Academy history, the legendary John Williams.
    Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00pm the El Segundo Concert Band will
present the family friendly concert, “John Williams: Music of a Maestro.” The performance will take place at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center and will feature violinist Paul Henning (Golden State Pops Orchestra, studio musician) and the South Bay Children’s Choir, directed by Diane Simons. Musical selections include music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Amistad, Far and Away, War Horse, The Patriot and Seven Years in Tibet. 
    On a career that spans five decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage. He has served as music director and laureate conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, and he maintains thriving artistic relationships with many of the world’s great orchestras. Mr. Williams has received a variety of prestigious awards, including the Kennedy Center Honor, the Olympic Order, and numerous Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices. 
    In Mr. Williams has composed the music and served as music director for more than one hundred films. His nearly 40-year artistic partnership with director Steven Spielberg has resulted in many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films, including Schindler’s List, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Jurassic Park, War Horse, the Indiana Jones films, Amistad, Hook and Lincoln. Mr. Williams composed the scores for all six Star Wars films, the first three Harry Potter films, Superman, Far and Away, The Patriot, Seven Years in Tibet and The The Cowboys among many others.
  El Segundo Concert Band is proud to present all performances to the community Free of charge.

El Segundo Concert Band Co-Founder, Perry DeNisi Dies of Cancer

    It comes with deep sorrow and sadness to learn of the passing of Perry DeNisi. After many years of fighting he has lost his battle to cancer. Perry was one of the co-founders of the El Segundo Concert Band acting as a Board member and musician for many of the past 14 years. 

    Perry leaves behind a legacy in El Segundo and a lasting impression on the Concert Band. He touched many people’s lives through his leadership at the organization and his drive to make music accessible to the youth of El Segundo. 

    Through his inspiration and dedication many music students received private lessons and a window into the passion music can create. In addition, he was one of the instrumental figures in bringing the current El Segundo High School band director, Steven Fox, to the school. His will be a lasting memory and legacy touched by thousands. 

    In March of 2013 the El Segundo Concert Band honored Perry by announcing the introduction of a new scholarship fund in his name. The fund will be used to provide private lessons to student members of the Concert Band based on merit. If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation to the Perry DeNisi Scholarship Fund click on this button: 

You can also mail your check 329 Walnut, El Segundo, CA 90245 with “Perry DeNisi Fund” in the memo section.

The El Segundo Concert Band operates a variety of music programs for our schools and in our community

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El Segundo Concert Band provides the majority of funding for the high school band.  Band parents have joined with us to operate fundraisers, provide donations and solicit sponsors.