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Community Band and Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass perform on April 30

The Hendersonville Community Band will perform its final concert of the season, “Adventures for Band and Brass” at 3 p.m. Sunday April 30, at Blue Ridge Conference Hall at Blue Ridge Community College.

Cole Hairston, director of bands at Brevard College, will make his first appearance as associate conductor of HCB, conducting a lovely Grainger piece, "Australian Up-Country Tune."
The Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass will perform several pieces with Jamie Hafner conducting. Hafner is director emeritus of bands at the University of Toledo and director emeritus of education and former dean of faculty at the Brevard Music Center. He will conduct the Symphonic Brass in several pieces including "The Danserye," a six movement piece by Tielman Susato. Hafner will also conduct the combined Symphonic Brass and HCB on "Music for a Festival" by Gordon Jacob.
The program will be rounded out by longtime HCB Conductor Winford Franklin leading HCB in several selections including: "Chester" (William Schuman), "On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss" (David Holsinger), "Valdres" (Johannes Hanssen), "The Phantom of the Opera" (Andrew Lloyd Webber), and "I Will Follow Him" (arr. Roland Smeets).
In keeping with the HCB mission to further music education, HCB will present the Ralph Campbell College Scholarship, and the Joan Tripp College Scholarships.
Admission is $10 per person and is free to students. Tickets are available at the Visitors Center and at the door. For additional informational call 828-713-8590.