McALLEN — Already achieving its best attendance in 32 years, the McAllen Symphonic Band can relax and enjoy its final spring concert on Tuesday, March 23.
The titile “Young at Heart” creates double-edged words that please Winter Texans, Valley residents and eager youth alike.
Many Winter Texans have returned up north. More locals might find tickets at the McAllen Civic Center Auditorium if they hurry. The tickets are $5.
The music about “Young At Heart” includes composers as diverse as classics like Brahms and moderns inspired by Disney. Music will include works by Schumann, Debussy and selections from Walt Disney’s “Fantasia.”
There will be thanks to many who deserve notice for helping this Symphonic Band achieve so much.
This includes the City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department, which gives the band a place to rehearse and store the instruments and help with ticket sales.
Conductor David Isadore, Assistant Conductor Manuel Arambula, and Master ofCeremonies Ray Norton, “The Voice of the Town Band,” deserve credit along with the entire Symphonic Band.
Tickets may be obtained at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and some other Chambers of Commerce, plus the McAllen Convention Center box office on Ware Road, and E-Z-TIXX outlets and at the door, if available.
Comments of some Symphonic Band members follow:
Lynette Blanchard, flute, who says “I like our resonant sound. We play with enthusiasm and show our love of the music.”
Jessica Nichole Martinez, alto saxophone, Pharr-San Juan- Alamo Memorial High School assistant band director, who says “I enjoy the opportunity to perform with other musicians in this unique Symphonic Band.”
Keith Woodend, bassoon, Alamo, winter visitor from Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, said, “High quality of musicianship in members and conductor.” He is a retired ambulance paramedic and foreign relief worker.