The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band Present “American” Tributes” Concert this Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. Central.

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB) are an instrumental ensemble of 30 professional musicians who are in the midst of their 16th season of their Crossville Concert Series. The theme of Saturday’s, 3 p.m. concert is “American Tributes,” featuring music by beloved American composers as well as music selections that represent American music culture.

The concert takes place in the 1200-seat auditorium at Stone Memorial High School in Crossville. The school is located just north of I-40 off Exit 320 at 2800 Cook Road.

Concert sponsors include:
Pete Bisbee of Edward Jones Financial Planning
Dr. Neil Mooney
Naiad Kuhlman

Season Sponsor is the Bed & Biscuit Kennel, located at
153 Fence Ln, Crossville, TN. For your pet-boarding needs, please call Bed & Biscuit at (931) 456-8685.

Music selections for this concert will include:

That’s Entertainment
Napoli – featuring our principal euphonium soloist, Briana Englebert – Vogt
An American in Paris, by composer George Gershwin
Invincible Eagle March, by the “March King,” John Philip Sousa
Yakety Tuba – a “tuba-take” on the tune American sax musician Boots Randolph made famous, “Yakety Sax,” featuring SSSB tubist Douglas Black on this rendition
Overture to Candide, a fast-paced Leonard Bernstein composition
An Olympic Spirit, in honor of the coming 2024 summer Olympics in Paris in July. This was the first of many Olympic themes composed by John Williams of movie soundtrack fame.
Ghostbusters, the theme from the original Ghostbusters film Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, featuring a cornet trio on this well-known Dixieland tune
American Rhapsody, a medley of folk tunes from American pioneer times
Feather Theme – from the movie “Forrest Gump,”
Bandstand Boogie – memories of Dick Clark’s TV hit show “American Bandstand”
And last but not leastm, our official U.S. march, John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever.

This concert program line-up is sure to please the audience with its variety of music styles and genres presented with the SSSB’s signature “Premium Entertainment.”

Tickets can be obtained in advance at the following locations:

— First National Bank of TN branches in Crossville and in Fairfield Glade

— SDP Financial Services in the Village Mall in Fairfield Glade

— Bed & Biscuit Kennel off of Peavine Road

They will also be available at the door on Feb. 17. Single ticket prices are $22 for Adults, and Students are admitted FREE.

A SHORT-SEASON TICKET SPECIAL OFFER is in effect at an especially good bargain rate of $35 which provides admission for both the Feb. 17 concert as well as the final concert of this season which is on Sunday, May 5. This is a 20% discount versus the $44 price of purchasing a separate ticket for both concerts.

The May 5 concert theme is Castles, Highlands, and Moors which will showcase music from Britain, Scotland, and Ireland. British composer, Kevin Norbury, will be present from his home in Ontario, Canada to conduct his challenging four-movement composition, Flourish and Dances.

For a sneak preview of Norbury’s composition on Flourish and Dances for the May concert, view:

If you have not heard the Southern Stars in concert, you owe it to yourself to come enjoy their brand of entertainment. You can’t lose as they are so confident in their quality of performance that SSSB founder, Dwight Wages, offers a money-back guarantee if you are dissatisfied with the quality of the concert.

For additional details or questions, contact Dwight Wages at 931-484-6939.

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