Hendersonville Community Band “Pops and Patriotic” Concert
The Hendersonville Community Band conducted by Winford Franklin will perform its annual
“Pops and Patriotic” concert on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3 pm. with special guests “The Blue Ridge Bones” and featuring soloists Leslie Zarnowski, bassoonist and Bill Shank, trumpeter.
The location of this concert is at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, East Campus Dr. in Flat Rock. The tickets are $10 for adults, students are free and may be purchased at the Hendersonville Visitors Center on Main St., from any band member, at the Laurel Park Crate, and at the door the afternoon of the concert. It is open seating and plenty of accessible parking behind the hall. For more information, visit www.hcbmusic.com or call 828-692-8801
The program will open with “The Star Spangled Banner” followed by familiar selections to set your red, white and blue spirit in gear for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Among the selections to be performed are “Gershwin! which is a medley of George Gershwin’s popular selections; “West Side Story” selections from one of the all time favorite musicals; “The Beatles: Echoes Of An Era” featuring ten of the Beatles best known selections; “The Genius Of Paul Simon” selections from one of America’s best known popular composers.
One of Leroy Anderson’s best known compositions “The Trumpeter’s Lullaby” featuring outstanding trumpet soloist William Shank accompanied by the band will delight your senses and certainly will not lull you to sleep with his talent. Bill is currently a member of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and the Brevard Philharmonic as well as being a founding member and solo cornet player in the Brevard Community Band. He plays with several Brass Ensembles including the Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass that played with the HCB earlier this season.
You will not want to miss the other featured soloist Leslie Zarnowski offering her talents with the bassoon performing “Mozart’s Concerto in B Flat”. The audience will be amazed at the unusual solo quality from this double reed instrument which is most often found in the background musical groups. Leslie is a Hendersonville resident first graduating from Hendersonville High School and enjoyed playing under the direction of Jim Stokes founder of the Hendersonville Community Band and then became a charter member of the Hendersonville Symphony. She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a Bachelor of Music degree in Education and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from WNC. She has a lengthy list of memberships in local groups.
Special guests the “Blue Ridge Bones”, a dozen of the area’s finest trombone players will present several selections of their own.
The patriotic part of the concert will perform “Let Freedom Ring”, a medley of America’s patriotic songs; “The Light Eternal”, a tribute to the four Army chaplains who lost their lives in the sinking of the S.S. Dorchester in WWII.
Bringing this concert to an end our National March, ”Stars and Stripes Forever” will feature the combined performance of the band and the “The Blue Ridge Bones”.