We would like to thank all of our supporters and patrons for making the 2016-2017 concert season a rousing success! Over 3,700 patrons enjoyed the 5 concerts of this past season. From the guest vocalists at our October and May concerts to the Clarinet Choir that performed at the March concert, and the always amazing Community Chorus that sang with the Band at our annual Patriotic Concert, it was a season to remember!
Our 25th Anniversary Season looks to be one that you will not want to miss! We have several special events and guest conductors/artists planned for concerts this season. It would be a good idea to purchase season tickets early to ensure that you will get in to the performances this year. Several of our performances last season were close to sell out, and we in fact DID sell out our Patriotic concert!
Our first performance on October 15 was titled "Strike Up the Band!" and featured music from the golden era of film and stage. Mr. Richard Floyd, Music Director of the Austin Symphonic Band (Austin, TX), Guest Conducted several pieces during this concert.
On December 10, the Band will present "Glory in the Highest" featuring favorites of the Christmas and Chanukah season. A Jazz Choir from Morton Ranch High School is slated to sing with the Band during the concert. Dr. Richard Crain, President of the Midwest Clinic, will guest conduct two pieces during the concert. This performance will also feature a guest appearance from Santa himself!
On March 4, the Band will present "music, Music, MUSIC!" This concert will be sure to leave you humming tunes out the door as we feature more popular audience favorite music! Mr. Gerald Guilbeaux, Music Director of the Lafayette Concert Band and Acadian Wind Symphony (Lafayette, LA), will Guest Conduct several pieces during this concert.
The performance on May 6, titled "Put On your Dancin' Shoes" will be sure to get you ready to dance the night away! Mr. Jim McDaniel, Music Director of the Carrollton Wind Symphony (Carrollton, TX), will Guest Conduct several pieces during this concert.
We close our 2017-2018 season with our final concert on July 1 titled "One Nation...Our Heritage." This performance will again feature the Lone Star Community Chorus and is guaranteed to bring out all of your emotions as we celebrate our great nation!
As we are approaching our anniversary season, now is the best time to become one of our season ticket subscribers! Season tickets are only $30 and includes RESERVED seats to all five of our performances. Individual tickets can be purchased online prior to the concert for $6, and on the day of the concert for $10. Our online ticketing provider includes a processing and handling fee with each purchase. To purchase tickets, please go to our online store above.
We are looking forward to seeing you on December 10th with "Glory in the Highest!!"
The Lone Star Symphonic Band offers the community quality performances balancing audience appeal with challenging literature for its members. We promote lifelong opportunities and growth for skilled musicians. The Band is committed to providing a valuable contribution to the American Concert Band tradition.