Community Band to present spring concert at HPU

The Central Texas Community Band will present its spring concert on Thursday, May 9, at Howard Payne University’s Mims Auditorium. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.

The band is comprised of musicians from Bangs, Brownwood, Coleman, Cross Plains, Dublin, Early, Lake Brownwood, May, Santa Anna and Zephyr. The band has practiced together every Monday evening since mid-January and is conducted by Frank Nelson, assistant professor of music and director of bands at HPU.

The band portion of the concert will include marches, a ragtime piece and several light, energetic program pieces. Also performing will be the Heartland Harmonizers, a local barbershop singing group under the direction of Dr. Derek Smith, associate professor of chemistry at HPU. The Heartland Harmonizers will perform works such as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “God Bless America” and “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.”

“This is such an exciting opportunity to join with musicians from all over central Texas and to bring a musical offering to the community at large,” said Nelson. “We have musicians ranging from 15 to 70 years of age. I hope everyone will make an effort to come and support this musical community project.”

For more information, contact the HPU School of Music and Fine Arts at 325-649-8500.