Families invited to welcome Spring at community band concert

2014-04-25T00:00:00Z Families invited to welcome Spring at community band concertTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 25, 2014 12:00 am  • 

HOBART | The Hobart Area Concert Band will present its Spring Band Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hobart Middle School Auditorium, 36 E. Eighth St.

Tickets are $5, but nursing home residents and students 18 and younger attend free. Complimentary cookies, cake, fruit, cheese, vegetables, coffee, and punch will be served after the concert in the auditorium lobby.

Despite the harsh winter, members have been rehearsing faithfully to develop an inspired family-friendly concert filled with interesting surprises involving dancing with audience members, conducting by the children, playing instruments with mouth pieces only, and musical divas.

Selections will include "Where Eagles Soar," "Appalachian Morning," "Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion," "Suite from The Dark Knight," "Colonel Bogey March" and "Rock, Roll and Remember: A Salute to Dick Clark."

The band also has performances coming up at the annual Flag Day ceremony at the Hobart Elks Lodge on June 13; Cake Walk/Concert at Festival Park on July 2; Hobart Fourth of July Parade on July 4; Woodland Park Concert in Portage on July 19; Coffee Creek Amphitheater Concert in Chesterton, and Fox Park in LaPorte, July 31.

The group welcomes invitations to play and share the joy of music, keeping the tradition of community concert band music strong.

“Members and directors have come and gone, but the band will 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.

Anyone who is a high school senior or older, and has played in band, is welcome to join the group. The band rehearses from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays  at the Middle School. Auditions are not required, only a love of music, the ability to play an instrument and an appreciation for concert band music. For more information, visit www.hobartareaconcertband.com or contact Williams at info@hobartareaconcertband.com.

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