Lee Symphonic Band Performs Monday

Friday, February 22, 2013
The Lee Symphonic Band will perform a free concert Monday in the Conn Center.
The Lee Symphonic Band will perform a free concert Monday in the Conn Center.

The Lee University Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. R. Mark Bailey, will present its spring concert of wind band and worship music on Monday. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center. 

The program, “Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs,” will feature works by Galante, Ticheli, Jager, and John Williams, as well as the worship music that is a trademark of the Symphonic Band. Lee Professor of Music Dr. David Holsinger will also have works featured. 

Lee alumna Renee Higgins Talley will be joining the ensemble as guest soloist for the evening. The ensemble will also be performing instrumental worship music arranged by Lee alumnus Bradley Knight and current Lee University graduate student, Shaun Sneed.

The Symphonic Band has performed at churches, conferences, and concert festivals across America. In addition, the Symphonic Band has performed concert tours in 10 foreign countries, the Bahamas, Botswana, Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, Jordan, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and Trinidad. 

The Symphonic Band is the only collegiate band in America ever to perform in the nation of Jordan and was the first concert band to perform in the nation of Cuba since Castro took control in 1959.  The band is planning on going to China in May 2013.

The group has developed a reputation as an outstanding performance ensemble that combines superior musicianship with a true sensitivity to the use of music as a vehicle to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ, officials said. The 2013 Symphonic Band is made up of 54 musicians, including former All-state and/or all regional band participants from Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama and Georgia.  

The concert is a free, non-ticketed event, and the community is welcome to attend.

For more information on the Lee University Symphonic Band or the performance, contact the School of Music at 614-8240.

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