Mayor returns to his conducting roots Tuesday, and you’re invited to attend

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Earling conducting Monday at Shorewood High School.

Earling conducting Monday at Shorewood High School. (Photos by Larry Vogel)

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling will trade his city council gavel for a conductor’s baton — temporarily — as he returns to his musical roots Tuesday night. The mayor, a former Shoreline Community College music professor, was invited to be the guest conductor for the Shoreline Concert Band as it it celebrates its 30th anniversary with “A Flute Fantasy” at the Shorewood High School Performing Arts Center, 17300 Fremont Ave. N., starting at 7:30 p.m.

In preparation for Tuesday’s concert, Earling conducted during the band’s final pre-performance rehearsal Monday night.

Guest soloist Ellen Dooley of the United States Marine Band.

Guest soloist Ellen Dooley of the United States Marine Band.

The 80-piece band was founded in 1984 to offer community members an opportunity to perform in a quality concert band alongside Shoreline Community College students. Guest groups for Tuesday night include the Einstein Middle School Wind Ensemble and the University of Washington Campus Band, plus a guest sololist: Flutist Staff Sergeant Ellen Dooley from The United States Marine Band.

The performance is free, but donations are accepted at the door.

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