Southern Stars Kickoff 23-24 Season, Featuring Playhouse’s Heather McCall

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB) present the first of their three-concert series in Crossville on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. at Stone Memorial High School’s 1200 seat auditorium. The concert theme is “Big Screen Bonanza,” and features music from the Movies.

Heather McCall, actor, singer, dancer

Heather McCall joins the band to sing music from the movies!

Heather McCall, resident company member and educator on staff at the Cumberland County Playhouse staff joins the band as a special guest vocalist, and will be singing selections from The Sound of Music and Somewhere Out There (from the movie American Tail, made famous by Linda Ronstadt). Heather recently appeared in “All Shook Up” and is currently in the “Play that Goes Wrong,” and brass band attendees on Sept. 24 are in for a real treat with this talented vocalist.

Other selections in the concert program are: There’s No Business Like Show Business; Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins) – Eb Soprano Cornet soloist; Midway March (movie of same name); Big Country theme (movie of the same name); Lord of the Rings (the Fellowship of the Ring); Superman theme; The Gael (Last of the Mohicans); Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz) – Flugelhorn soloist Chris McCormick; Willy Wonka medley; Waltonian march; Ghostbuster’s theme. Season sponsor is Bed & Biscuit Kennel, and Concert Sponsor is Dwight & Diane Wages.

The SSSB is a professional instrumental ensemble of 30 musicians who travel to Crossville to rehearse and provide these concerts. This is their 16th season of providing concerts to Crossville and the region.

The musicians include university music professors, high school and middle school music educators and freelance musicians who travel from Nashville, Murfreesboro, Cookeville, Crossville, Knoxville, Lexington, KY, and even Pensacola, Fla.

The latter is our long-term director of music, Dr. Steven Sudduth, who has accepted a one-year position at the University of Western Florida and we are working to provide transportation, airport rental car and accommodations for him to travel here on the rehearsal and concert weekends to continue as our esteemed conductor for this 23/24 season. We are accepting donations to assist with these additional expenses to have Dr. Sudduth remain with us this coming season. Contact Dwight Wages at 931-484-6939 if you wish to assist in this fashion.

Tickets are $22 for Adults and Students are admitted FREE. A season ticket for all three of this season’s concerts are just $50.

The other concerts are Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, May 5. If a season ticket holder is unable to attend one of the concerts, we allow an exchange of tickets in advance for the concert that is a conflict with tickets to one of the other concerts—you do not lose any value of your investment in this “Premium Entertainment” ensemble.

Tickets (cash or check) are available in advance at the following outlets: First National Bank branches in Fairfield Glade and Crossville; SDP Financial Planning in the Glade Village Mall; and at Bed & Biscuit Kennel at 153 Fence Lane (off of Peavine Road).

If you have not experienced the outstanding quality of a SSSB concert, you owe it to find out what you are missing with this cultural gem that provides entertainment that rivals the quality of entertainment in larger metro cities like Knoxville and Nashville, but at a bargain price in comparison to what you will pay for that trip.

SSSB President, Dwight Wages, even offers a “money back” guarantee if you do not feel that the promised quality is not delivered to your satisfaction. How can you lose! Come try us. For any questions contact Dwight Wages at 931-484-6939.

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