Tusculum College band to perform spring concert

“Tennessee Salute” will pay homage to five melodies officials said are ingrained in the country’s musical landscape: “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Wabash Cannonball,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Tennessee Waltz” and “Rocky Top.”

 “An American Fanfare” will incorporate strains of “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)” into an energetic performance.

 The concert band will also perform “Amazing Grace,” John Phillip Sousa march “The Black Horse Troop,” and “American Barndance.”

 Among others, the jazz band will perform arrangements of pieces by popular artists including the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock.

 Songs the jazz band will perform include “Something,” “Sir Duke,” “Watermelon Man,” “Rock This Town” and the traditional “Tuxedo Junction.”

 The hand bell choir will perform two hymns: “Immortal Invisible” and “His Eye is on the Sparrow.”

 In addition to wrapping up the performance season, the concert is also part of Tusculum College Arts Outreach’s 2012-2013 Acts, Arts, Academia performance and lecture series.

 The Tusculum College band program will conclude its performance season Thursday with a spring concert featuring various styles of music, including American standards and jazz arrangements of well-known popular music.

 The free concert, which is open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the school’s Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building.

 Tusculum’s concert band, hand bell choir and jazz band will perform, and the concert will include guest performers Amy Saxonmeyer and John Brown.

 The concert band will present familiar tunes in some new arrangements.

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm