HOBART | The spring concert of the Hobart Area Concert Band, formerly The Rusty Pipes, will take place at 3 p.m. today in the Hobart Middle School Auditorium, 36 E. Eighth St.
Tickets are $5, but students 18 and younger will be admitted free. Light refreshments of cake, coffee and punch will be served after the concert in the auditorium lobby.
Selections include "American Flourish," "Symphony No. 9 From the New World," "Washington Grays March’, selections from "Les Miserables," "St. Louis Blues," "The Drunken Sailor," and "How to Train Your Dragon."
Other upcoming concerts will be at the annual Flag Day ceremony at the Hobart Elks Lodge in June, the annual Cake Walk Concert at the Revelli Band Shell and Hobart 4th of July Parade, as well as concerts in LaPorte, Portage and the Indiana Dunes State Park.
“Members and directors have come and gone, but the band will still keep on playing as long as there are people who love to still love to play and perform on their instrument in a band," said Sue Williams, band director.
The group’s goal is to provide enjoyable music for members and audiences of all ages in the Northwest Indiana area and beyond. The Hobart Area Concert Band invites anyone who is a high school senior or older, and has played in a band, to join the group.
The band rehearses from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Hobart Middle School. "Auditions are not required, only a love of music and the ability to try to play as best as possible and enjoy the appreciation of concert band music," Williams added.
For more information, visit www.hobartareaconcertband.com or email Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.