At our next performance, “March Winds,” HCB is pleased to introduce HCB clarinetist and Brevard College Director of Bands, Cole Hairston. Hairston joined the music faculty of Brevard College last fall and for his first appearance on our podium will conduct A Copeland Portrait.
Returning for another appearance as guest conductor is HCB trombonist Joe Brashier. He will be conducting Glenn Miller’s Greatest Hits bringing memories of American Patrol, String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade, Tuxedo Junction, Little Brown Jug, Chattanooga Choo Choo, St. Louis Blues March, and In the Mood.
Longtime HCB conductor Winfred Franklin will conduct The Blue Ridge (Arr. Robert Sheldon) which HCB, now in its 32nd season, commissioned for its 25th anniversary. A Touch of Tuba (Art Dedrick) featuring HCB Tuba soloist James Bannish, Band Director at North Buncombe Middle School, is sure to be a hit. Other numbers include Solas Ane - Gaelic Yesterday’s Joy (Hazo), Pentland Hills (Major J.W. Howe), La Bamba de Vera Cruz (Terig Tucci), and Finale from New World Symphony (Antonin Dvorak).
The HCB Flute Choir aka “Who’s on First” will play Hopak – a Ukrainian Folk Dance by Moussorgsky, a Scott Joplin Rag - The Cascades, Allegro (Quantz) and Funeral March of a Marionette (Gounod).
The performance will be on Sunday, March 5, at the Blue Ridge Conference Hall, BRCC, at 3:00. Tickets are available at the Hendersonville Visitors Information Center and the Crate Wine Market in Laurel Park, as well as at the door. Adults are $10.00; students are free. For further information call 828-713-8590.
Submitted by Carol Talbot, HCB President
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