First Concert of the 2012-13 Season, Saturday, Sept. 8

SSSB Kicks off 2012-2013 Season with Virtuoso Brass

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass kick off their 2012-2013 season—celebrating five years as a professional ensemble—with a program entitled Virtuoso Brass.  The concert will feature members of the Southern Stars in featured solos and ensembles accompanied by the full band.  Their virtuosity will support the concert title demonstrating truly Virtuoso Brass.

Under the baton of Dr. Steven Sudduth, this concert takes place on Saturday evening at 7:00 pm Central, in the beautiful 1200 seat auditorium of Stone Memorial High School.

The tentative program, from SSSB founder Dwight Wages, includes:

Broadway!, arr.  Hanson
Fantaisie Originale, Brandon Jones,  Euphonium solo
Demelza,     Greg Danner,  Eb Alto solo
Serenata, by Leroy Anderson
Jurassic Park, by John Williams
Bugler’s Holiday, by Leroy Anderson, featuring Joel Tillman, Charles Decker, and Dwight Wages


Carnival of Venice, by Arban, featuring guest trumpet soloist, Alex Wilborn
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, featuring Adam Featherston, trombone soloist
And the Band Played On
Tico, Tico
Liberty Bell, by John Philip Sousa
Sing, Sing, Sing, featuring Chris McCormick and Jeff White on trumpet, and guest traps soloist, Kurt Snider

Short clip of the ending of Brandon’s solo from Fantaisie Originale:

Clip of Alex at the first rehearsal for this concert:

Single tickets are $20 for adult, and $5 for students/children. Tickets are available through the Cumberland County Playhouse either by walk-up, phoning 931-484-5000, or using the Playhouse’s online ticketing service.  A small service charge will apply for ticketing at the Playhouse.

Tickets are also available at Cumberland Eye Care in Fairfield Glade, First National Bank of Tennessee branches on Main Street in Crossville and the Fairfield Glade branch on Peavine Road, and at the Bed and Biscuit Kennel off of Peavine Road at 153 Fence Lane.

Season tickets are $45 for adults, and include this concert, plus upcoming concerts on Sunday, Feb. 17 featuring guest vocalist Jason Ross from the Cumberland County Playhouse, and the concert on April 20 featuring guest artist Pete Huttlinger from Nashville. Mr. Huttlinger is an acoustic guitar phenom you do not want to miss!  Check out Pete on YouTube to experience his tremendous talent.

For group sales inquires, please call SSSB Founder and President, Dwight Wages, at 931-484-6939.  With the purchase of a minimum of 10 tickets, the group rate will be $17/ticket………..and for every 10 tickets purchased……….we will give the group 1 FREE ticket.   These group tickets are only available through Mr. Wages.

The SSSB is very appreciative of its sponsors, and encourages its audience to choose these sponsors for service when they have a choice.  This season’s sponsors include: Bed & Biscuit Kennel, State Farm Insurance (David Bell), Cumberland Eye Care (Dr. Stewart Galloway), Farm Bureau Insurance (Gordon Atchley),  and the Cumberland Medical Center.

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