On March 3, 2019 the Lone Star Symphonic Band will lift audience spirits with their upcoming concert entitled “What’s Up?”. Mr. Michael Brashear, Executive Director of the Texas Bandmasters Association, will guest conduct the Band for two pieces of this anticipated performance. Audience members will enjoy a light-hearted performance of “The Wizard of Oz” and Gustav Holst’s popular movement “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity”, as well as a famous piece by renowned composer John Williams that will have them waving their lightsabers in time with the Band.
The Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform three more concerts this season (3/3, 5/5, and 6/30). All concerts will be held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX. Concerts begin at 4:00 pm, and doors to seating open at 3:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online for $7 at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=lssb. Season Tickets for the remaining performances cost $21, guarantee admission to all performances during the 2018-2019 concert season and come with reserved seating as an added benefit. Standard tickets purchased in-person on the day of the concert are $11. Patrons should print and bring their tickets to the door, as will-call is not available.
The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a non-profit volunteer organization which offers the community quality performances balancing audience appeal with challenging literature for its members. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and promotes lifelong opportunities and growth for skilled musicians and is committed to providing a valuable contribution to the American Concert Band tradition. 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, which is administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation (www.sousafoundation.net) and is North America’s most prestigious award for Community Concert Bands. 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. The Band is under the direction of Mr. Bob Bryant.