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Community Band's 'March Winds' concert is Sunday

Cole Hairston, clarinetist and Brevard College Band director, will join Hendersonville Community Band for its “March Winds” performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Blue Ridge Conference Hall at BRCC.

Hairston, who joined the music faculty of Brevard College last fall, 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 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, Scott Joplin's The Cascades, Allegro (Quantz) and Funeral March  of a Marionette (Gounod).