Capital City Band of Tallahassee Community College, under the direction of TCC Director of Bands, Lisa M. Foltz, was pleased to play a concert at the Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida, on Monday, June 20, 2022. While the Band returned to the Senior Center for it’s annual holiday concert in December 2021, both the Band and Tallahassee Senior Center staff were elated for the reinstatement of the summer concert, following a two-year hiatus, 2020-2021.
Band members wore blue and gold, Tallahassee Community College’s colors, to celebrate fifty years of being “on the campus” and part of Tallahassee Community College. “Juneteenth” was also honored and remembered, on what was the official federal holiday of the same.
Repertoire played by the Band included John Philip Sousa’s ”I’ve Made My Plans for the Summer” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever (March),” Bob Thurston’s ”On Behalf of a Grateful Nation,” John Cacavas’ ”March of the Golden Brass,” Charles Carter’s ”State Fair Suite,” Charlotte Blake & Frank Winterbottom’s ”That Tired Rag,” a Patriotic Sing-Along, and more! At least two composers, Bob Thurston and Charles “Charlie” Carter have deep ties to Tallahassee. Thurston was also a composition student of Carter at Florida State University.
Donations were accepted at the door in support of Tallahassee Senior Center Services, whose mission is to offer programs, activities, and opportunities designed to encourage active living, optimal aging, and social fitness for independent adults age 50+. For more information on the Senior Center, activities and events, take a tour, call 850-891-4000 or visit Talgov.com/Seniors.
An enthusiastic audience appreciated the Band’s performance and many comments were received following the concert regarding favorite selections that the Band played. One patron commented that she vividly visualized each scene as she listened to the movements of “State Fair Suite.”
Capital City Band of Tallahassee Community College looks forward to our next concert at the Tallahassee Senior Center, which will be on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7 PM. Please mark your calendars and “save the date”!