TROY - Troy University will ring in the holiday season with its traditional "Sounds of the Season" concert Thursday, Dec. 3 presented by the John M. Long School of Music and the College of Communication and Fine Arts.
The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater.
The production, entitled "Illuminations," will feature performances by the Symphony Band, Collegiate Singers, Troy Dance Theatre, Concert Chorale, frequency, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, POPulus, Guitar Ensemble, an Irish Ensemble, and faculty soloists, said Dr. Larry Blocher, Dean of the College and Director of the Long School.
Immediately following the concert, students will light a Christmas tree adjacent to the theater.
The concert also serves as the opening concert of the 2015 Middle School Southeastern United States Honor Band weekend.
"Middle School SEUS" will bring about 500 middle school students from across the Southeast to the Troy Campus, where they will participate in three honor bands with special guest conductors Cindy Mikel, of San Antonio, Texas, Vincent Ross, of Stone Mountain, Ga., and TROY alumnus Roland Ventura, of Gwinnett Co., Ga. Alfred Publications’ Michael Story, of Houston, Texas, will serve as composer-in-residence.
On Friday, Dec. 4, Simpson Middle School will provide a concert from 9:40 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and Mabry Middle School will perform at 1:45 p.m. Both schools are located in Marietta, Ga. and the concerts are slated for Crosby Theater.
On Saturday the honor bands will perform the event's closing concert at 10 a.m. in Sartain Hall.