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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- Hot Springs Concert Band will present its spring concert to benefit Kiwanis of Greater Hot Springs Village's work with children and youths at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at The Woodlands in Hot Springs Village.

Kiwanis will provide an ice cream social before the concert in front of the auditorium to kick off the event.

"The band loves helping support Kiwanis in their work with children," band President Bruce Harvey said in a news release. "Last year, our band raised over $5,000 for this important work through our spring and December concerts. For the price of a ticket, you support Kiwanis's critical work with children and your hometown band. You get an ice cream sundae to boot!"

"This concert will include a salute to Leroy Anderson," said the conductor, Craig Hamilton. "Last year was Anderson's 110th birthday. We missed it, so this is a belated birthday celebration."

A highlight of the Anderson medley is the beloved "Bugler's Holiday" that features the entire trumpet section, the release said.

This year, by paying for new forest-related music, Weyerhaeuser Inc. began sponsoring a three-year program with the band called "Forest Celebrations." This concert will include "Scenes from the American West" by Jack Wilds. The three movements are "Rocky Mountains," "The Redwood Forest" and "Big Ben Petroglyphs."

"Weyerhaeuser's gift helps us remember how fortunate we are to live in the forest," Harvey said.

"Our audiences will get a taste of the upcoming summer concerts in Whittington Park," Hamilton said.

"The first June concert is titled 'On the Water.' At the April concert, the band will be playing 'American Riversongs' from the Riversongs concert. The second June concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1960s. At the April concert, the band will give the audience a taste of the '60s concert in a medley that includes 'Spinning Wheel,' 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters,' and 'Classical Gas,'" the release said.

Tickets are $12 and are available from any Kiwanian, any band member, Crook's Music in Hot Springs, the Ponce de Leon box office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or at

Entertainment on 03/17/2019

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