HCB PSA March Winds 2018

Hendersonville Community Band to Perform “March Winds” Spring Concert

The Hendersonville Community Band will perform its annual “March Winds” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday March 11, 2018 at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall located on West Campus Dr. in Flat Rock.
Under the direction of Winford Franklin, the audience will be delighted with symphonic selections to welcome in the Spring season of the band’s 27th year of concert performances. This concert band has 75 volunteer musicians who enjoy the privilege of being able to please the audience with beautiful music.
The guest feature during this concert is the Asheville Clarinet Ensemble conducted by Steve Loew a graduate of Juilliard School of Music and who played in the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own”, is currently the principal clarinetist with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to performing with other well known groups. He is assisted by Associate conductor Matthew Larkin who is conducting at the the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, NY and performs with many other well known groups as well.
The Asheville Ensemble is comprised of 15 members demonstrating the harmonies and versatility of 6 different clarinets. A 9th grade student, Aaron Lipsky, from the Asheville Youth Symphony will be the featured soloist with this ensemble. The audience will be able to relax warmly inside in spite of the cold March winds blowing outside.
Admission is $10 for adults; free for students. Tickets may be obtained at the Hendersonville Visitors Information Center, the Crate in Laurel Park, from any band member and at the door the afternoon of the concert. No reservations are necessary as it is open seating.
Plenty of handicap accessible free parking is available behind the concert hall.
For additional information, please visit www.hcbmusic.com or call 828 [713-8590] or 828-692-8801.

HCB Poster March Winds 2018

HCB PSA Holiday Concert Dec 2017

Hendersonville Community Band Holiday Concert

The Hendersonville Community Band under the direction of Winford Franklin will perform its annual “Tis the Season” holiday concert on Dec. 3, 2017 at 3pm located at the Blue Ridge Community  College Conference Hall, East Campus Dr. in Flat Rock, NC.  [Follow the signs on Campus Dr.]

This year’s program selections are comprised of both well known carols as well as holiday concert numbers such as “An Irving Berlin Christmas”; “Ding Dong! Merrily On High” ;  “Morning Has Broken”; “Greensleeves”; “Go Tell It On The Mountain”; “Twas The Night Before Christmas” with story narrated by a jolly old elf John Welch; “Midnight Sleighride”;  “Christmas from the ‘50s”; a concert band arrangement of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”;  “Gesu Bambino” a lovely Pastorale for Christmas;  and an Appalachian folk carol “Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head”; with additional familiar carols  which are known  and enjoyed by all during the holiday season.

This concert promises to please the entire family with the band wishing joyous feelings of the season to all. Tickets are available from any band member, the Hendersonville Visitors Center on Main St., the Crate in Laurel Park and at the door the afternoon of the concert. Admission is $10 for adults, students free. No reservations are needed for the open seating with plenty of  accessible  parking behind the hall. For more information, visit www.hcbmusic.com or call [828] 713-8590.

HCB Poster Dec 2017

HCB Fall Concert October 2017

                                     Hendersonville Community Band Fall Concert

The Hendersonville Community Band will perform “Songs of the British Isles” at the annual Fall concert conducted by Winford Franklin on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3pm. The concert will be held at the Blue Ridge Conference Hall located on the campus of the Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC.
The audience will take a musical trip around the Isles as the band showcases tunes from that area. Ken Mace playing the euphonium is featured in ”Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms”. This Irish tune was made famous from a “Little Rascals” film.  Another Irish tune for band is “The Girl I Left Behind Me” used as background music for several John Wayne westerns
and the sentimental favorite “The Last Rose Of Summer” both selections composed by Leroy  Anderson.
Next the audience will immediately recognize  three English selections beginning with “Old Scottish Melody” composed by Charles Wiley and known as “Auld Lang Syne” to current day listeners. 
A suite of three English sea songs composed by Ralph Vaughn Williams in 1924 to celebrate his nation’s naval heritage “Princess Royal”, “Admiral Benvow” and “Portsmouth”.  His fellow composer Gustav Holst fashioned his “Second Suite in F for Military Band “ which begins with a march and then includes a dance tune the Dargason and then the famous melody Greensleves”.
“Mannin Veen” a 1933 tone poem written by Hayden Wood from the Isle of Mann  includes the lovely “Manx Fisherman’s Evening Hymn” a tribute to his isle’s musical culture.
British bandmaster Kenneth Alford ‘s “Colonel Bogey March” became the theme music for American David Lean’s 1957 film “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, a familiar march to all.
Australian composer Percy Grainger’s lovely  composition “Country Gardens” was a birthday gift to his mother and his “Australian  Up-Country Tune” sounds like a folk song but was originally written to imitate Stephen Foster’s music.
To top off the afternoon “Bond…James Bond” just might sneak in there to help us relive that most familiar movie.
This concert will please all who attend so drop the fall chores and enjoy a travelogue of afternoon band concert music.
Tickets are available for $10 adults, students free and may be purchased from any band member, Hendersonville Visitor’s Center, Crate Wine Market in Laurel Park or at the door the afternoon of the concert.
For further information, call [828] 713-8590 or visit hcbmusic.com.