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Tis-the-season PSA 2016

"Tis the Season” 2016 Holiday Band Concert

     The Hendersonville Community Band will perform its annual holiday concert at 3pm on Sunday, Dec.4 at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall in Flat Rock. The 75 member all volunteer band is directed by Winford Franklin.
     After a very warm summer, this holiday season ushers in some cooler but welcoming warm season spirits as a send off for the upcoming holidays. The concert will offer selections to help you and your family experience the joys of winter festivities.
     Among the selections to be performed are “A Festive Christmas”, a medley of traditional carols, by Kenny Bierschenk; a lively version of “Jingle Bells” arr. by Arthur Harris;  “ O Tannenbaum” arr. by Arthur Harris; “A Christmas Celebration” by Kenny Bierschenk;  “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustov Holst; “Christmas Recollections” arr. by John Edmondson;  “Up on a Housetop” arr. by Jeff Simmons; “Synphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis” arr. by Claude T. Smith; “Candlefight Carol by John Rutter; “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” arr. by Larry Kerchner; “It’s Christmas!”, a medley with a sing-a-Long, arr. by Warren Barker;  our own Dixieland Band will delight the audience with “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Johnny Marks;  and a rousing  march by John Philip Sousa “Stars and Stripes for Christmas” among other familiar selections.
    This concert presentation will surely delight both young and old and leave everyone humming all the way home.
    Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, students are admitted free and may be purchased from any band member, the Hendersonville Visitors Center, the Crate in Laurel Park and at the door before the concert.  No reservations needed, it is open seating and plenty of accessible parking at the performance site.
     For more information, visit www.hcbmusic.com or call 828-692-8801.

Oct 23, 2016 Concert Poster

Hendersonville Community Band “Pops and Patriotic” Concert (Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3pm)

The Hendersonville Community Band conducted by Winford Franklin will perform it’s annual “Pops and Patriotic” concert  on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3pm.  The Hendersonville Chorale our special guest group under the direction of Mary Beth Shumate will also be performing.

The location of this inspiring concert is at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall 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 and at the door of the concert.   It is open seating and plenty of accessible parking behind the hall. The familiar numbers performed by the band will bring back memories of days gone by but just as worthy today. They will have you humming [or singing] along while smiling and tapping your feet.

The concert will open with “The Star Spangled Banner” which will set your red, white and blue patriotic mood as it always does. The show tunes  will arrive on the scene with selections from “Bond…James Bond”arr. by Stephen Bulla; “Satchmo” [A tribute to Louis Armstrong] arr. by Ted Ricketts; “Somewhere” from West Side Story and written by Leonard Bernstein; ”My Heart Will Go On” theme from Titanic by James Horner featuring a vocal solo by Roberto Flores who is a bassoon player in the band; “Seventy Six Trombones” from The Music Man and written by Meredith Willson; “Spoon River” a melody based on a fiddle-tune by Grainger arr. by Robert Sheldon composer of the band’s own “The Blue Ridge”which was premiered at the band’s 25th anniversary concert in March;  Joel Helfand, alto sax soloist will perform  Sammy Nestico’s  jazz tune “Persuasion”; Rounding out the band’s part of the program “Eternal Father, Strong To Save”” [The Navy Hymn”] by Claude T.Smith will give pause;  followed by “Overcome” arr. by Bill Locklear.

Our special chorale guests will be joining the band in setting our patriotic mood with the combined performances of “Irving Berlin’s America”; “America, The Beautiful” by Samuel Augustus Ward;  “Battle Hymn Of The Republic” arr. by James Neilson; and the ever popular “Armed Forces Salute” arr. by Bob Lowden.
The Hendersonville Chorale will also be performing other Americana selections on their own making this concert an afternoon of beautiful music to please everybody. Mom and the family will be forever grateful to her family for attending this spectacular concert on her special day.


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