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AABAC Fall Band Concert on November 17 Features Music from ‘Star Wars’

November 3, 2015

Diving headfirst into all the buzz about the new “Star Wars” movie, the Concert Band at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will utilize the historic Tift Theatre in downtown Tifton for an “out of this world” program titled “In Flight” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17.  The free concert features music from “Star Wars” with live digital projection. The public is invited to attend this special event at no charge.

The concert begins with Richard Saucedo’s dramatic opener titled “Fanfare for the Third Planet.”  The ABAC Band will then perform “Mars,” the first movement from Gustov Holst’s monumental work “The Planets.”

The program continues with Mark Camphouse’s “Air Mobility Command March,” written for the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America. The ABAC Band will then perform “In Perfect Silence, I Often Gaze at the New Stars,” a musical tribute to those who lost their lives and to those heroes who gave everything they could to help others on a Sunday afternoon in May, 2011, when tornados devastated the city of Joplin, Mo.

The main event of the evening will feature a medley of music from the “Star Wars” films titled “Star Wars: The Marches.”  Digital imagery synchronized with the band’s performance will be projected onto the theatre screen.  Closing out the fall concert will be a salute to the American space program as the ABAC Band performs “God Bless the U.S.A.”

There will be a “Star Wars” costume contest, and prizes will be awarded.  Concert attendees should come dressed as their favorite “Star Wars” character. Seating is limited; so early arrival to the program is encouraged. For more information, interested persons can contact ABAC Concert Band Director Johnny Folsom at (229) 391-4944.
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