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Soprano, saxophone to solo at next week’s band concert

Soprano Terri Crain Goodman will be the guest performer at next week’s DeKalb Municipal Band concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hopkins Park.

Goodman, a native of Sycamore, received her bachelor’s degree in music and music education from Northern Illinois University. She has taught music in the Mount Morris, Oregon and Sycamore school districts and has given private voice instruction. She also is an accomplished pianist.

Goodman is active in theater, having directed and starred in a number of plays and musicals. She also was an instructor at a musical theater camp. Her most recent appearance on stage was in Stage Coach Players’ productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Forbidden Broadway.”

She plans to sing “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Til There Was You,” and “The Trolley Song” at Tuesday’s concert.

Alto saxophonist Roger Ackert also will be featured in Tuesday’s concert. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the Oberlin Conservatory, a master’s degree in performance and composition from Northern Illinois University and a music degree from the U.S. Navy School of Music.

He is skilled at playing instruments in the woodwinds family, with an emphasis on clarinet and saxophone. He has played in the Eddie Peabody USO show, the Johnny Kay Orchestra, the Shannanigans Show Band, Shannanigans II and the Glen Gould Orchestra Premiere. He also has performed in the backup bands for such performers as Bob Hope, George Burns and Dionne Warwick. He has played in the Kishwaukee and Lake Forest symphonies, the Nordic Philharmonic, The Broadway Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival. He first performed with the DeKalb Municipal Band in 1963.

Ackert will solo with “Poincianna” and “Summertime.”

Other music on the night’s program includes “Bombasto,” “The Barber of Seville,” “The Thunder,” “Fairest of the Fair” and the “Raiders March” from the 1981 film “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

The Hopkins Park band shell is located behind the swimming pool at 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Bench seating is available or bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass.

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