TSU Symphony Band to present

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 7, 2000

benefit concert at TES Tuesday


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The Troy State University Symphony Band will present a concert for kids ages 1 to 101 at Troy Elementary School at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11.

Teresa Sims, TES music teacher, said this is a special concert for two reasons.

"This is an opportunity for our students and parents to be exposed to the outstanding music of the TSU Symphony Band and it is also an opportunity for us to raise money to purchase Orff instruments for our students."

Highlights of the program include an instrument petting zoo where students will have an opportunity for a hands-on experience with a variety of instruments.

The concert will feature exciting music with an animal theme, Carnival of the Animals. When the band strikes up Rainforest Rock, some lucky students will be invited to play on stage with the band.

Inspector Woodwind with demonstrate how the sounds of the woodwind instruments are made and there will be snakes "almost" alive to bring young and old to the edge of their seats.

TES students who wear their school tee shirts will be admitted to the concert free. A dollar donation is asked of students not wearing TES tee shirts. All adults are asked to give a minimum donation of $3. However, the greater the donation, the sooner the Orff instruments will be a part of the school’s music program.

"We need to show our appreciation to Mr. Robert W. Smith and the TSU Symphony Band with a huge crowd," Sims said. "We are honored by this generous donation of time and talent to benefit our children."

Sims said all students are encouraged to be at the concert and to bring their parents, grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors.

"The Carnival of Animals Concert is going to be a great evening of musical fun," she said. "We hope everyone will join us."