KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
April 30, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
The Lone Star Symphonic Band performs in Katy tomorrow. They are a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston area.
Photo courtesy: The Lone Star Symphonic Band
Award Winning Band to Perform in Katy
The award-winning Lone Star Symphonic Band is set to perform this Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church (22111 Morton Ranch Dr.) This will mark the band’s fourth performance in their season.
"The Lone Star Symphonic Band values its position in the community of Katy," says Music Director Bob Bryant. "We seek to provide quality, live music performances that are family friendly and enjoyable to all ages."
The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston area. Sunday’s performance marks the return of Music Director Bob Bryant, as he returns from a leave of absence since his cancer diagnosis.
Tickets Available Online and at the Door
Advanced tickets are on sale at The Lone Star Symphonic Band’s website. Advanced tickets are $7 each and tickets at the door are $11 each.
The band will perform Albanian Dances composed by Shelley Hanson and the premier of a new composition, Astral Dances mvt. 1, composed by Tai Livingston, who is a member of the Lone Star Symphonic Band.
Renown concert pianist, Dr. Yoojin Lee-Williams will join the band for their performance of Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez. Other selections include the Italian Polka by Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer Leroy Anderson’s Clarinet Candy, and The White Rose by John Philip Sousa.
For the finale the band will perform Big Band Spectacular arranged by Jack Bullock featuring numerous songs from the Big Band Era such as Little Brown Jug, It Don’t Mean a Thing, Moonlight Serenade, Two O’Clock Jump, I’m Getting Sentimental Over You, Sing, Sing, Sing and more.
"We seek to prepare our performance to be of the greatest depth and breadth of generosity, making our greatest gift to our patrons the gift of music," says Bryant. "We strive to provide a passageway that will reach, move, stir and connect with the emotions of our listeners."
The Lone Star Symphonic Band won the prestigious Sudler Silver Scroll in December 2012. The award is North America’s most prestigious award for Community Concert Bands.
The Lone Star Symphonic Band rehearses in Katy and we’re fortunate to have such talent in our city.
"Our community, our audience, is a primary consideration as we program each concert within the Concert Season," says Bryant.
Learn more about their current season at their website.