Starkville-MSU Community Band presents free concert Sunday [Nov. 19]

Contact: Aspen Harris

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Starkville-MSU Community Band will present a variety of musical pieces at a free concert Sunday [Nov. 19].

MSU Community Band
The Starkville-MSU Community Band will perform a free, 40-minute program at 2 p.m. Sunday [Nov. 19] in the Kent Sills Band Hall, located at 72 Hardy Road on MSU's campus. (Submitted photo)

Including Golden Triangle residents, and some university faculty, staff and students, the band will perform at 2 p.m. in the Kent Sills Band Hall, located at 72 Hardy Road on Mississippi State’s campus. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

The 40-minute program will feature pieces such as Clifton Williams’ “Strategic Air Command March,” a tribute to his former U.S. Air Force unit; the jazz piece “Sevens;” “Regenesis,” a homage to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state and Earth’s regenerative properties in the following years; Samuel Hazo’s “Mountain Thyme;” and the oriental composition “Chinese Folk Rhapsody.”

Band Director Johnny Folsom, an MSU Department of Music lecturer and supervisor for student interns, said the band is hoping for a big crowd at the concert.

“I know those in attendance will be amazed at what these volunteer musicians have accomplished through five, once-a-week rehearsals,” he said.

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