Hollis Town Band presents 56th annual Pops Concert April 2

HOLLIS – The Hollis Town Band performs its 56th annual Pops Concert on Sunday, April 2, at Alpine Grove, Route 111A. This year’s festivities include a variety of music from original arrangements to classic marches as well as an array of delicious desserts.

Conductor David Bailey has created a transcription for band of Dudley Buck’s piece from the 1870s, “Festival Overture On The National Air ‘The Star Spangled Banner.'” This was originally composed almost 60 years before “The Star Spangled Banner” became the national anthem of the United States.

Also featured is the premier of a work written by 17-year-old Jeff Henderson, “An American Adventure,” and dedicated to the Hollis Town Band. Jeff’s compositions are performed outside the New England area and the Hollis Town Band is honored to showcase his piece.

Other musical highlights include: soloist Deb Walz performing “One Finger Polka” by Harold L. Walters, a piece that can be played with the soloist using only one finger, service marches from two lesser known US uniformed services – the U.S. Public Health Service and Officer Crops of the Naional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as well as Hollywood movie themes, Glenn Miller pieces and a medley of hits by the group Journey. Something for everyone!

There will be a raffle featuring prizes from the Toadstool Bookshop, Lorden Oil and Orde Farm, and a chance to conduct the Hollis Town Band in a performance of Sousa’s “Stars And Stripes Forever.”

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 and include a dessert buffet. They are available from Hollis Town Band members or by calling 883-2448.