Northwinds Symphonic Band Patriotic Pops Concert & BBQ Dinner
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TICKETS: $18 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors, $8
The Arts Council Presents The Northwinds Symphonic Band in a Patriotic Pops Concert
This concert is an inspiring musical tribute to our great nation, honoring her heritage of freedom and the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces. Program highlights include America, the Beautiful, The Chimes of Liberty, American Salute, the Star Spangled Banner… and other patriotic favorites from some of America’s best known composers. And of course, there will be some Sousa marches. Led by Conductor Ron Evans, The Northwinds Symphonic Band will perform a rousing patriotic celebration of all that makes our nation great, which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.
This is a purely patriotic show, so go ahead and proudly display your red, white and blue. Grab your patriotic decorations, lawn chairs and blankets or reserve a table up front. A BBQ dinner is available for purchase or feel free to bring your own picnic. Your favorite beverages are welcomed. Our gates will open at 6:00PM and the concert will start at 8:00PM.
About Northwinds Symphonic Band
The Northwinds Symphonic Band was organized in 1984 as a performance outlet for adult musicians, primarily music educators, in the north Georgia area. With the encouragement of many band directors, Ron Evans organized the ensemble and became the conductor. Originally known as the North Georgia Wind Symphony, the group played several concerts for the community and was soon invited to perform for the Georgia Music Educators Association at the 1986 convention on Jekyll Island. The convention concert was a huge success, eliciting an enthusiastic response from the many music educators present. In 1988, the band was invited a second time by the Georgia Music Educators to perform “A Tribute to John Philip Sousa”, a concert production in conjunction with the national effort to have Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever proclaimed as the official march of the United States of America. The Northwinds Symphonic Band has performed for the State Association of Music Educators on five occasions. The band has commissioned two major works for the symphonic band repertoire.
In 1997 the name of the organization was changed to the Northwinds Symphonic Band and it continues to perform a series of concerts throughout the year. Notable guest conductors of Northwinds have included Dr. Dwight Satterwhite, U. of Georgia, Dr. John Culvahouse, Kennesaw State University, Dr. John Paynter, Northwestern University, Col. Arnald D. Gabriel, Conductor Emeritus, U. S. Air Force Band, and Col. John R. Bourgeois, Conductor, U. S. Marine Band, Retired, Robert Sheldon, Composer, and Charles Booker, Jr. Composer. Renowned soloists performing with the band include Edwin Riley, clarinet, Adam Frey, euphonium, Dr. D. Ray McClellan, clarinet, University of Georgia, Sam Skelton, saxophone, Kennesaw State University, Brandon Craswell, trumpet, U. of Georgia and Scotty Shelsta, U. S. Army Band, trombone.
The Northwinds Symphonic Band’s roster includes band directors, music teachers, college students, professional musicians and several players who pursue an occupation outside the field of music.
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