The Phoenix Community Band, in its 11th year and under the direction of Dave Frateschi, will present its annual Winter Concert at 7 p.m. March 17 in the John C. Birdlebough High School auditorium.
The band is reprising an arrangement of an English folk song, playing new arrangements of songs by Billy Joel, a classical excerpt and classic band pieces, as well as exciting new music.
One piece celebrates an epic battle in the ancient Middle East. Some familiar faces may be seen in a visual presentation with another piece.
There will also be some music specifically for the date, St. Patrick’s Day.
Anyone who is a new fan or a veteran follower of the band, wil be for a treat at this concert.
Please note that the snow date, should the concert have to be postponed due to weather, is the following evening, Tuesday, March 18. Should this occur, band officials will make every effort to have it posted on TV channels 3 and 5 as early as possible on Monday.
Generally, however, if school is open Monday, the concert will be on.
Admission is free, though donations are always welcome.