Southern Stars Contribute to CASA & Avalon in Crossville
SSSB Christmas Concert Generates Donations to Area Nonprofits
In late November, the 30 musician professional ensemble, the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB), provided their biennial free admission Christmas concert to the general public. This tradition is their way of thanking residents and sponsors for their support and to provide some uplifting music of the season, which is especially helpful in light of the continuing Covid situation. An estimated audience of 850 were present for the concert which was titled “A Brassy Christmas “. They were treated to a variety of Christmas and holiday musical fare which included: “Sleigh Ride”, “Christmas Festival”, “Hallelujah Chorus” from the Handel’s “Messiah”, “Nutcracker Suite” selections, and jazz swing renditions of “Go Tell It on the Mountain”, and “Three Kings Swing”.
A free-will offering was taken up to benefit two area non-profits, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates – for children), and Avalon (their mission is to end power-based violence against men, women, and children). As a result of the generosity of the audience SSSB President, Dwight Wages, presented to each organization a $1000 check for their programs (see photo attached to this article). In addition, the SSSB wishes to thank the following concert sponsors whose support helped make this concert possible: Bed & Biscuit Kennel; Annette Renaud of Crye-Leike Realty; Plemmons-Jackson & Canabiss, PLLC; Edward Jones – Pete Bisbee, Financial Advisor; Eye Centers of Tennessee.
There are two remaining subscription concerts in the 21/22 SSSB season: Sunday, Feb. 20, “A Valentine Treat” and Sunday, May 22, “An Afternoon at the Movies”. Tickets go on sale for both concerts on Jan. 10 at their ticket outlets at: First National Bank of TN branches in Crossville and Fairfield Glade; On Its Way (UPS location in the Village Green Mall in Fairfield Glade, and Bed & Biscuit Kennel off of Peavine Road. Adult tickets are $22, Students are Free, and a short season ticket for both concerts is a bargain at $35 (savings of $9 versus purchase of concerts separately).