For those of you living in western North Carolina, I’ll be conducting the Land of the Sky Symphonic Band in concert tomorrow night (Friday, February 24, 2012) at Calvary Baptist Church (531 Haywood Road in Asheville, NC). The concert starts at 7 PM and is free, although we will be collecting a good will offering for the band.
I like to program a variety of literature for any ensemble and tomorrow night’s concert is no exception. There are some standard concert band pieces, like A Festive Overture by Alfred Reed and Gustav Holst’s First Suite in Eb. We’ll also perform a very beautiful hymn setting by David Holsinger called On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss and a neat march treatment of the Phi Mu Alpha hymn by Clifton Williams, The Sinfonians (Symphonic March). Monty Python fans will recognize John Philip Sousa’s The Liberty Bell March and if you like Glenn Miller you’ll recognize the medley In the Miller Mood arranged by Warren Barker for concert band.
If you do get out to hear us please make sure to say hello to me after the concert.