They will present band classics along with music the ensemble presents in worship and ministry events held in churches across America.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.
The program, “Expressions and Meaning in Music,” will feature works by Holst, Holsinger, Galante, Hazo, and Sheldon.
These compositions are inspired by either great texts including hymns and contemporary worship lyrics, or life experiences that have profoundly moved composers to write very meaningful music.
The compositions to be performed include Journey to the Lion’s Castle by Rossano Galante, Quiet River by David Holsinger, Ride by Samuel Hazo, Rhapsodic Celebration by Robert Sheldon, Raise your Joys and Triumphs High by James Swearingen, and Mars by Gustav Holst.
The Symphonic Band is the oldest ensemble in the Department of Instrumental Music. They have performed at leading churches across America and have been featured twice at the Christian Instrumentalists and Directors Association National conferences and the Atlanta Instrumental Expo conference, the largest church instrumental music conference in America.
In addition, they have had several appearances on television and radio, important university events, and concert tours in 9 foreign countries.
In June of 2011 the Lee University Symphonic Band became the only collegiate band in America ever to perform in the nation of Jordan and was the first concert band to perform in the nation of Cuba since 1958.
The group has developed a reputation as an outstanding performance ensemble that combines superior musicianship with a true sensitivity to the use of music as a vehicle to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The 2012 Symphonic Band is made up of 52 outstanding musicians. Several of these students are former All-state and/or all regional band participants in Tennessee, Ohio, Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
For more information, please contact the Lee University School of Music at 423-614-8240 or by email at email@example.com.