The 65-member wind ensemble known as the Lapel Community Band will perform a benefit concert for the Anderson Paramount Theatre at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The program will be varied in musical style including audience favorites as “Nessun Dorma,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Benny Goodman: The King of Swing,” among others.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the Paramount box office and from members of the Lapel Community Band.

The Lapel Community Band has performed benefit concerts for the Lapel Food Pantry as well as concerts in  support of continuing restoration of the 75-year-old Art Deco Paramount. A large part of the concert revenue will go to the Paramount organized assisting with restoration.

According to John Parshall, LCB director, “The band members are working hard to fill the Paramount for the benefit concert. They love to play concerts in this beautifully restored theater that has hosted so many wonderful performers during its 75 year history.

This concert will feature numerous solo opportunities. “Nessun Dorma” is arranged by Anderson resident Les Taylor and spotlights trumpeter Kevin Crawford. Clarinetist Steve Stinkler solos on a medley of Benny Goodman hits. Kay Barnum handles two vocal numbers.

Performers include Russ Towner, Tim Fights, Frank Hibbard, Allen Doty, Scott Mountcastle, Bob Abshire, Josee Leever, Chuck Adcox, Cindy Selzer, Tyler Bentley, Bob Shauver and Gary Robinson.

Lt. Col. Brent Harrision, retired former director of the USMC  Drum and Bugle Corps, will be conducting in the second half of the concert.


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