HCB PSA Pops May 2017

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”.

HCB Poster May 2017

HCB March Winds PSA March 2017

             Hendersonville Community Band to Perform “March Winds” Spring Concert

The winds may be blowing in to welcome March but on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3 pm. at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall on E. Campus Dr., Flat Rock NC.  the Hendersonville Community Band will entertain you in a comfortable setting performing their annual “March Winds”Spring concert. Under the direction of Winford Franklin, the audience will hear some high stepping marches as well as a variety of toe tapping Broadway Showstoppers and other musical features all taking the chill out of the usual unpredictable  March weather.

The program includes “The Vanished Army”, a poetic march dedicated to the one hundred thousand troops lost by the British Expeditionary Force in WW1; “The Ramparts” which was commissioned by the U.S. Air Force Academy; “On A Hymn Song Of Philip Bliss-“It Is Well With My Soul”, The Children’s March [“Over The Hills And Far Away”]; a rousing “Rolling Thunder” [Henry Fillmore circus march] which will take you back to those old circus days.  You will be breathless  just listening to the band play this one!

For a change of pace Dr. Stephen Ray a regular band member in the trumpet section will perform a solo “Soliloquy For Trumpet”.   Dr.Ray served in the  Army as solo trumpet in theThird  Armored Division Band, Frankfurt, Germany as well as first trumpet in the western Pennsylvania Annual Conference Brass Choir for 10 years. He has performed as an actor and singer soloist for 40 years.  He is currently pastor of Fletcher United Methodist Church.

Alex Bedenbaugh, a baritone vocal soloist who is an opera student at Emory University will  open the program with “The Star Spangled Banner“ and later sing “You Raised Me Up”.  He has performed in master classes with Julia Faulker of the Chicago Lyric Opera, Timothy Miller of the Atlanta Oper and Robin Rice of Ohio State University. 

The band is privileged to have both of these talented musicians offer to perform for us for this concert.

Composed in memory for those who lost their lives at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 and to honor the survivors, the band will play ”An American Elegy”.

To round out this concert, “Broadway Show Stoppers” featuring five show tunes will be performed by the entire band.

To honor our Irish listeners and to those who simply like Irish music, a traditional Irish lullaby “Dier’ In De” will be performed.

Admission to this concert is $10 adults, free for students. Tickets are available from any band member,   Hendersonville Visitors Information Center, the Crate in Laurel Park or at the door the afternoon of the concert.  No reservations are needed and there is plenty of accessible free parking in back of the conference hall. 

For more information, visit the website www.hcbmusic.com or call 828-692-8801
 

HCB Poster March 2017

Poster Dec 2016