Pops & Patriotic Concert (Sunday, May 10, 2015 @ 3pm)

The Hendersonville Community Band conducted by Winford Franklin will perform it’s annual “Pops and Patriotic” concert on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 3 pm.   This always favorite community event will be held at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall in Flat Rock. 

What could be better than bringing Mom and the family to enjoy a Sunday afternoon of Broadway music, pop tunes and jazz accented with all time favorite marches!  The tickets are $10 for adults, students are free and may be purchased at the Hendersonville Visitors Information Center, Laurel Park Wine Market, from any band member and at the door the day of the concert.

The 80 member volunteer member band will open the concert with “A Copland Portrait” by Aaron Copland followed by the easy listening pleasure of Marilyn Campbell our lead sax and charter member of the band doing “Misty” which will stir up some old memories of days gone by.  Next a change of pace with “Yankee Doodle“ by Morton Gould will be performed a bit differently than the old familiar nursery tune.

“Broadway Show-Stoppers Overture” arranged by Warren Barker will have you reminiscing those wonderful days of big Broadway  productions. Included in this composition are “Everything’s Coming Up Roses; “People”, “With a Little Bit of Luck”; “On a Clear Day” “Try to Remember”; and “That’s Entertainment.”

“A Young Man with a Horn” by George Stoll and arranged by John Edmunston features our own jazz trumpeter “young senior citizen” Russ Sena performing a very sweet sound that  you’ll be humming the rest of the day.
Everyone’s favorite “The Lion King” arranged by John Higgins will have you visualizing that wonderful stage production and looking for giraffes coming down the aisle!

The trombone section will start your toes tapping with “Lassus Trombone” [also known as a “Trombone Smear”] by Henry Fillmore.  Those trombones can really produce!

To round out the concert you will recognize selections from “Cole Porter on Broadway” all of which are old stand-bys.  A march “The Chimes of Liberty” by Edwin Goldman will liven up the show along with the old favorite “Stars and Stripes” at the end.

Of course, we all will perform  “The Ultimate Patriotic Sing-a-Long” arranged by Jerry Brubaker and singing led by Roberto Flores and his wonderful voice [also a bassoon player in the band].  Your Mom probably didn’t know you could still sing!

The afternoon promises to be a delight to both young and old and mothers will be most appreciative that you brought her and the family to the band’s last concert of the season.