Katy-area community band celebrates 30th season

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Posted 8/4/22

The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating its 30th season beginning with an October performance.

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Katy-area community band celebrates 30th season


The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating its 30th season beginning with an October performance.

All performances will be held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Road. All performances begin at 4 p.m.

Season tickets are $32 each and include all five performances for this year’s concert season. Individual concert tickets are $7 each.

Oct. 9 marks the band’s first performance date of its 30th anniversary season. The title of the concert will be “30.” This concert will begin the band’s celebratory season. The audience will be given a musical insight into the many different types of music featured throughout the upcoming season. The band will premiere a commissioned piece of music by William Owens at this performance as well.

The Dec. 11 show is “Peace.” The celebrations of the winter holidays mean different things to different people, but all agree that they are special. At this time of year, one often thinks of family, loved ones, hope, faith and peace. Come prepared to enjoy the sounds of the season and sing along, joining with family, friends and community share the spirit of the holidays.

As spring approaches, the Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform the first of two spring concerts. The first is “All That Jazz” on Feb. 26, 2023. This concert will feature this American musical art form with selections everyone is sure to enjoy. The Lone Star Symphonic Band Big Band will join in the celebration as it performs some numbers as well.

The second of the two springtime performances will be May 7, 2023. Titled “Celebrate!” this performance will feature the band’s second musical commission, composed by Gabe Musella. The Lone Star Symphonic Band is honored to have Colonel (Ret.) Lowell Graham, former commander and conductor of the U.S. Air Force’s premiere musical organization based in Washington, D.C., as its featured guest conductor for this concert. Graham has selected, and will be conducting, several amazing musical selections on this concert providing an exceptional evening of musical enjoyment.

This year’s 30th Anniversary Concert Season concludes July 2, 2023. The band’s annual patriotic concert is titled “We Hold These Truths.” So much comes to mind with the mention of this one word, America. From various beginnings, backgrounds, cultures, and countries each of us matter, each of us is important. The Lone Star Symphonic Band Community Chorus will join the band for this celebration.

The Lone Star Symphonic Band is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performances of artistic merit to the Houston metropolitan area. Founded in 1993 as the West Houston Concert Band, the band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and instills the value that music is a life-long event, continuing well beyond high school and college.

In the summer of 2016, the band began rehearsing and performing concerts at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church in Katy.

Bob Bryant serves as the band’s director.

For season tickets, or to purchase tickets for an individual show, visit the website, the abbreviated URL for which is bit.ly/3POd8Ga.

Lone Star Symphonic Band