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Mr. Robert Musser of the Tacoma Concert Band and the University of Puget Sound in Washington did a similar program [music with art themes] at the Western International Band Clinic last year.  The highlight of the program (for me) was a work that was commissioned from Robert Jager and was "about" a west-coast glass blower.  The title escapes me at the moment [A Sea of Glass Mingled With Fire] but I thought it was an excellent piece, and I'm not a huge Jager fan.  I can look up details if you are interested but I suspect that you would have to contact Jager as it was likely performed from manuscript at the concert.  They also did "Scenes from the Louvre", "Ghost Train", movements of "Pictures..." and more.


The Tacoma Concert Band celebrated its 25th season Sunday with a concert that touched on the highlights of its first quarter-century and gave a local hero a chance to shine. Dubbed “Milestones,” the performance featured a selection of significant works performed by the group since its formation in 1981, as well as a quartet of works featuring virtuoso Seattle-born...

1989  The Tacoma Concert Band,

Robert  C.  Musser, Conductor

A near-capacity audience at Tacoma's historic Pantages Theater Friday night was treated to a diverse concert band program, skillfully presented by the 60-piece Tacoma Concert Band under the direction of Robert Musser.  The program included band classics such as "Fame and Fortune" by Karl King, "The Thunderer" by John Philip Sousa, and even "A Leroy Anderson Portrait", arranged by James Barnes.  Two soloists were featured...

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