The Oak Ridge Community Band will have a Back to School concert in Alvin K. Bissell Park on Sunday evening.
Oak Ridge schools started a new school year this week.
Sunday evening will feature casual, relaxing music performed by the Oak Ridge Community Band, a press release said. The concert is free, and it will start at 7 p.m. It is a great opportunity for family and friends to enjoy an entertaining program of music featuring popular selections that children and students know and love but that also appeal to listeners of all ages, the press release said.
Sunday evening’s performance directed by conductor Shaun Salem is focusing on familiar and well-liked numbers including “Young Person’s Guide to John Williams” with “Raiders March,” “Prologue from Hook,” “Theme from E.T.,” “Hedwig’s Theme,” and Disney movie favorites “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Incredibles.”
Other compositions on Sunday’s program will be band director Shaun Salem’s mysterious “Ghost Ship” and John Powell’s “How to Train Your Dragon” featuring “This is Berk,” “Move Ahead,” and “Coming Back Around.” The band will also perform Rossano Galante’s “Mt. Everest” and Percy Grainger’s “Children’s March: Over the Hills and Far Away.”
You should bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating. Refreshments will be available.
Community Band members meet for rehearsal on Thursday evenings at the First Baptist Church from 7 to 9 p.m., the press release said. Musicians who live in the area and would like to join the band can call (865) 202-2773 for more information. No auditions are required. The band’s next rehearsal after Sunday’s concert will be on August 5 to begin preparing for the Labor Day performance, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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