GEORGETOWN, KY – Delightful flute and bass clarinet solos highlight the Tiger Symphonic Band’s annual spring concert performance, Thursday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in Georgetown College’s John L. Hill Chapel.
Talented seniors Lauren Kohake, from Florence, KY, and Jesse Edward White, Bardstown, will be featured. Ms. Kohake, whose major is music, performs Mozart’s Concerto #2 [D Major, K. 314, Movement I] for flute. Mr. White, a history major, will showcase his musical ability on bass clarinet in a humorous and fun way with a performance of Old Grumbly Bear by Julius Fucik.
Dubbed the “YHM@G…Celebrating the Band Scholars and our Tiger Bands at Georgetown College” concert (YHM@G=You Had Me at Grrr) by band members who annually name their performance season, the evening’s presentation also features works by Grainger, Holsinger, and Saucedo.
Special honors will be presented throughout the evening celebrating the singular accomplishments of the musicians known collectively as Band Scholars. A special recognition for retiring President and Mrs. Bill Crouch for their long-time dedication to the Band Scholars and Georgetown College is also planned.
In addition, the senior band members will be honored with what has become a popular and moving tradition as the Tiger Symphonic Band performs the Charles Wiley arrangement of The Old Scottish Melody (“Auld Lang Syne”) by Robert Burns (1759-1796), during which time a special video reflective of the performance season will be shown.
Thursday’s concert marks the 168th year of bands at Georgetown College, the oldest college or university band program in the Commonwealth. Information exists on the first Georgetown Band and its motto “Music for all Occasions.” Dr. Pete LaRue, professor of music, who also directs Tiger Bands, said, “Our Band Scholars of today strive to live up to this historic epigraph.”
The spring concert is free and open to the public. A reception is planned for band members and their families as well as friends of Tiger bands immediately following in the foyer of the Chapel.