We had a great time performing this Summer and regular season, but now it’s time for us to catch some “Zs” in order to be ready to begin our 2017-2018 performance season.
We’re dreaming of the great selections we played this year: Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, performed beautifully by our special guest artist Dr. Gregory Partain; Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, Country Gardens, and The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare; Francis McBeth’s Of Sailors and Whales, Gershwin’s Humoresque on Swanee; Rogers’ South Pacific Symphonic Scenario; Husa’s Music for Prague 1968; Williams’ Band of Brothers;
Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday; and many others.
We’re also dreaming of our great sponsors and hosts we had this year: our Friends of the Band, the Friends of the Arboretum, the Stephen Foster Music Club, and the Frankfort Arts Foundation. We’re dreaming of our wonderful venues: our home base, Transylvania University; the Lexington Opera House; Kentucky State University; UK Arboretum; and Bardstown Community Park.
We are fortunate to have such sweet dreams and would love to share them with you! How?
- Come to our concerts–they’re free! Our audiences are so important to us–we love it when our music brings back (or makes, for that matter) a great memory, brings out an emotion, or inspires current or future musicians. Music is a powerful art and can do all these things and more!
- BE a sponsor of our band or become a Friend of the Band.
- Join the band! Yes, YOU! We invite all adult musicians to join. We meet Thursdays at the band room in Transylvania University’s Mitchell Fine Arts Center at 7:30 PM and practice until 9:30. We’ll be resuming rehearsals September 7 where we’ll have three open rehearsals for you to check us out. While all instrumentalists are invited, we especially invite clarinets and low brass.
So thanks for your support be it financial, musical, or logistical. Check back here for updates as we get closer to resuming rehearsals for the next season.