Three new band groups will be featured in the Tusculum College Band Program’s Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum campus.
Featured will be performances by three new band groups at the college, the Pioneer Jazz Band, the Handbell Choir and the Concert Band. The concert will also feature a performance by the percussion section and a special performance by vocalist Russ Crum. The bands are under the direction of David Price, director of the music program and special events at the college. This is the first year for the band program at the college.
Starting the program will be the Pioneer Jazz Band, which will make its premier at a dinner/dance on April 28 at the General Morgan Inn. The band will be performing some well-known favorites: “In the Mood” arranged by Michael Sweeney, “Caravan” arranged by John Berry, “Save the Last Dance for Me” arranged by W. Scott Ragsdale, “Sing, Sing, Sing” arranged by Victor Lopez and “God Bless the USA” arranged by Mark Taylor. The jazz band will conclude its performance with “Hey Jude” arranged by John Berry.
Next on the program will be the Tusculum College Handbell Choir. This group, which will be making its premier at the concert, will play: “Enter With Joy” by Kathleen Wissinger, “Hymn of Promise” arranged by Martha Lynn Thompson, and “I’m Just a Poor Wayfaring Stranger” by Tammy Waldrop. Joining forces with the Concert Band, the choir will conclude its program with “America! God Shed His Grace on Thee” arranged By Douglas Wagner.
The Tusculum College Concert Band, which first played at the Inauguration Ceremony of Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody last fall, will play: “Tailspin” by Rob Romeyn, “The Witch and the Saint” arranged by Matt Conaway, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” arranged by Michael Brown, “Primeval Stormfront” by Matt Conaway, “With Each Sunset (Comes the Promise of a New Day)” by Richard Saucedo and “Music from Glee” adapted for band by Ted Ricketts. The Concert Band will conclude the performance with a Karl King march titled “Prestissimo” arranged by James Swearingen.