Southern Stars kick off 2020 this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 beginning at 3:00 pm Central at the Stone Memorial High School Auditorium

The renowned Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band have been performing a three-concert Crossville Music Series for the past 12 years. This professional instrumental ensemble of 30 musicians from Eastern and Middle Tennessee has established a national reputation through their CDs and performances at the Great American Brass Band Festival where they have played for audiences of nearly 10,000 and receiving standing ovations. Locally, they have established a loyal patron base and have also performed twice at The Cumberland County Playhouse’s concert series to highly-appreciative audiences. However, they want YOU to hear them to realize this entertainment group that is a local, cultural gem.

If you are new to the area, or are a resident who has not yet experienced the SSSB in concert, you should contact SSSB founder Dwight Wages in advance of their February 9 concert for a special opportunity for you to attend as a gift from the SSSB. To take advantage of this special offer contact Dwight at 931-484-6939 or email him at dwight.wages@gmail.com.

Their coming concert on Sunday, February 9 at 3 pm is at Stone Memorial High School’s beautiful 1200 seat auditorium and is titled “Cupid’ Favorites” in honor of the proximity to Valentine’s Day.

Music Director, Dr. Steven Sudduth, and Artistic Director, Dwight Wages, have selected a concert program that contains a wide variety of music to showcase their style of “Premium Entertainment” that is their motto.

Special guest vocalists will be: Angela Anderson, a School of Music at Tennessee Tech music degree graduate who has twice performed at Carnegie Hall and sung a solo at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Steven Boyce is owner of Rush’s Musical Services, Inc.- Knoxville,TN music stores in Knoxville where he performs with the acclaimed Knoxville Choral Society and is cantor at St. John’s Cathedral.

The program includes:
— two John Philip Sousa marches – “Fairest of the Fair” and “Our Flirtations”

— “Porgy and Bess” medley sung by Angela and Steve;

— two Beatles hits by Lennon & McCartney – “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Ticket to Ride”

— Billy Joel’s hit – “Lullabye, Good Night My Sweetheart” featuring their fluglehorn and trombone musicians

— “Bring Him Home” from the musical Les Misérables and featuring Steve Boyce as vocalist

— “Seranata” by Leroy Anderson

— “Tijuana Brass” medley

— “If We Hold On Together” from the movie “The Land Before Time” and featuring Angela Anderson as vocalist

— “Listeria” featuring a xylophone duet by SSSB musicians – Marco Schrippa (TTU adjunct percussion professor) and Chandler Franco (TTU percussion student)

— “Gershwin for Brass” a medley of George Gershwin hits.

Adult tickets are $22 and Students are admitted free. A short season ticket for the two remaining concerts on Feb. 9 and April 19 is a bargain for $35 and a savings of $9 versus purchasing single tickets.

The April 19 concert is entitled American Tribute and will feature American composers and songs from our musical traditions.

Tickets are available at the following locations:
First National Bank of TN branches in Fairfield Glade and Crossville; On Its Way (UPS/Fedex store) in the Glade’s Village Mall; and Bed and Biscuit Kennel (off Peavine Road), and at the door at the concert.

The Southern Stars are a 501-c3 non-profit organization and accepts donations to their “Fund for Achievement” which supports Cumberland County school’s music programs.

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