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Capitol Sounds Concert Band Presents Spring Showcase Concert, Featuring Young Artist Competition Win

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

(Montgomery, AL) The Capitol Sounds Concert Band is pleased to present its free "Spring Showcase" concert on Thursday, April 9, 7:00 PM, at Frazer United Methodist Church Wesley Hall.

The “Spring Showcase” will treat the audience to a number of selections demonstrating the range and versatility of the concert band. Attendees will be treated to From Tropic to Tropic, Die Fledermaus, Deep River, and music from Oklahoma! among other pieces.

The Capitol Sounds Concert Band hosted its first annual Young Artists Competition in February. Alabama State University Senior Salvador Hernandez placed first in the competition and will be a featured soloists at the concert. Hernandez is a double major in Music Education and Applied Horn.

Hernandez will be performing the Franz Strauss Horn Concerto, Op 8, Mvt 1 with accompaniment by the Capitol Sounds Concert Band. The recipient of the second place award went to Caleb Hart. Hart is a Huntingdon College student majoring in Music Performance with concentrations in piano and horn.

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The event is free and open to the public.