Memorial Concert for Dr. Kelly Thomas (recent UT Professor of Tuba/Euphonium) scheduled for Sept. 27 in Knoxville

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB) will be presenting a Memorial Concert on Sept. 27 to honor the memory of Dr. Kelly Thomas, who died in June of a wasp sting. Dr. Thomas was only 40-years-old, and left a wife and 4 children who reside in Niota, TN. Kelly was the professor of Tuba/Euphonium at […]

SSSB Performs in Knoxville this Saturday, March 21

The Southeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference will be the hosted by Dr. Kelly Thomas and the University of Tennessee School of Music March 19-21, 2015, and the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band is slated to perform. The conference will feature artists and ensembles from throughout the region. In addition, the conference will be featuring a unique […]

Feb. 8 concert features guests vocalist Brenda Frye, and the Tennessee Tech Trumpet Sextet

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass perform Sunday, Feb. 8 at 3 pm at Stone Memorial HS in Crossville. The theme is “Curtain Up!” and will feature music of Broadway, TV, and the movies. Guest vocalist is Brenda Frye, a terrific soprano, who will sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Softly, As I Leave You.” Other […]

Southern Stars Donates to Community

A recent Christmas concert on Nov. 23 presented by the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB) was a resounding success with an audience of nearly 1100 attending this free admission concert. The concert was sponsored by Bed & Biscuit Kennel (Season sponsor), and Concert sponsors – the City of Crossville, Happy Hound Realty, and Cookeville Regional […]

Euphonium virtuoso Brandon Jones returns!

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band kick off their seventh season with a salute to our Armed Services on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Stone Memorial High School Auditorium. The band is excited to welcome back Technical Sergeant Brandon Jones, an alum of the band who is now a solo euphoniumist with The United States Air […]

Young trumpet phenom Geoff Gallante to appear with SSSB as guest artist on May 17

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass’ final concert of the Crossville Concert Series will feature one of the rising stars in the trumpet world, 13-year-old Geoff Gallante, from Washington. D.C. as their guest artist. This concert will take place on Saturday, May 17 at 7pm in Crossville, TN at the Stone Memorial HS Auditorium located at […]

SSSB Kick Off Sixth Season Saturday, Sept. 7

Here’s a sneak preview of Saturday’s performance from a recent rehearsal. This will be Brandon Jones’ last performance with the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band as he leaves to take his soloist position with the premiere ensemble of the USAF Military Bands.

Southern Stars to give concert June 29 at Maryville, TN Music Festival

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass has been invited to provide a featured concert on Saturday, June 29 at 6:30pm. This is part of a three-day festival of music that is being presented at the world-class Clayton Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Maryville College in Maryville, TN. Maryville is the next town […]

Don’t miss guitarist Pete Huttlinger with the Southern Stars Brass

The April 20 concert is themed “Strings Attached!” and will feature as guest artist, Pete Huttlinger, who is recognized as a virtuoso acoustic guitar musician. “Pete is another internationally known Nashville artist whose technique on the acoustic guitar will amaze our audience,” Wages says. “He cut his guitar chops playing with the John Denver band, […]

Nashville Star, Pete Huttlinger, to Perform with Southern Stars

By Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler “There is something about (guitar) players and their sound. It doesn’t start with the instrument. It starts in the heart and then goes down to the hands.”  This is an excerpt from Pete Huttlinger’s Blah, Blah, Blog posted September 6, 2010, less than two months before he suffered a major […]