Enjoy A Free Concert by the Knoxville Community Band May 22

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Enjoy A Free Concert by the Knoxville Community Band May 22

Posted: 05/20/2016
The Knoxville Community Band will be offering an audible tour of the West at its free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Market Square.
          
The concert will bring back the glory days of Western movies, from Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (“Happy Trails”) to the Lone Ranger (“William Tell Overture”), as well as echoes from some more modern movies. Much of the music millions of children grew up with on television and the silver screen actually was comprised of classic pieces, and “William Tell” is one of those. 
               
The “Happy Trails” piece the band will play is arranged by Mark Boring, the assistant director of the band. 
          
The band director is Larry Hicks, retired band director of Heritage High School. Boring, the assistant director, also retired from Blount County’s school system.
          
The band is made up of instrumentalists in the community who like to play, and most have been playing since grammar school. Some players are band directors who like to take time out from their own bands to keep in practice on their major instruments, and others are professionals in the community who learned to play in school and don’t want to lose their expertise. All are volunteers, and all play because they love music.

The band is sponsored by the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department. The group plays year round at festivals and other special events and performs a series of outdoor concerts during the summer. New members with expertise on any band instruments are welcome. Practices are 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Northwest Middle School.

For more information on the Knoxville Community Band, please visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/recreation or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KnoxvilleCommunityBand

Knoxville Area Transit’s Routes 22 and 42 offer mass-transit access to Market Square, and parking is free on nights and weekends in the Market Square Garage, 406 Walnut St.