September 13th, 2017. Katy, TX. The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating a milestone 25th anniversary season. The Band will perform 5 concerts in this anniversary season, with guests of honor at each performance. All concerts will be held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX. Concerts will begin at 4:00 pm, and tickets can be purchased online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=lssb.
On October 15th, 2017, the Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform “Strike Up the Band!” Mr. Richard Floyd, Music Director of the Austin Symphonic Band, will be our guest conductor at this performance. Music to be performed include “Strike Up the Band!,” “Beau Ideal March,” “Night on Bald Mountain,” and “Suspiros de Espana.” Mr. Floyd will conduct “An American Elegy” and “Strange Humors.”
The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston metropolitan area. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and instills the value that music is a life-long event, continuing well beyond high school and college. In the summer of 2011, the Band began rehearsing and performing concerts at CrossPoint Community Church, in Katy, Texas. In December 2012, the Lone Star Symphonic Band was awarded the Sudler Silver Scroll. The Sudler Silver Scroll is North America’s most prestigious award for Community Concert Bands. The award is administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation (www.sousafoundation.net). The purpose of the award is to identify, recognize and honor those community bands that have demonstrated particularly high standards of excellence in concert activities over a period of several years, and which have played a significant and leading role in the cultural and musical environment in their respective communities. In August 2016, the Band moved to Holy Covenant United Methodist Church for its rehearsals and concerts. The Band is under the direction of Mr. Bob Bryant.