The Oxford School District orchestra students will present a Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Oxford High School Auditorium. String students in grades 7-12 will perform several selections for their first concert this school year. The middle school students will be joined by guest soloist and choral teacher, Damein Wash. Admission is free. For more information, contact Benji Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. (October 1, 2010)
For more than two centuries, the United States Marine Band has been part of the events that have shaped our nation. As “The President’s Own,” its omnipresent role has made it an important thread in the fabric of American life.
Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its primary mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
The Marine Band performs a varied repertoire including new works for wind ensemble, traditional concert band literature, challenging orchestral transcriptions, and the patriotic marches that made it famous. The band frequently features its members in solo performances that highlight their virtuosity and artistry.
As part of its 2010 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 3 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Ford Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
Patrons may get tickets (limit four per request) at the UM Box Office in the Ole Miss Student Union or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to UM Box Office, Attn: US Marine Band Tickets, 301-B Student Union, University, MS 38677. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must be seated by 2:45 p.m. (September 20, 2010)
The Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble will open it’s season this year with “Golden Oldies.” The free concert will feature favorite tunes of the 15th and 16th centuries in exciting and beautiful arrangements for historical instruments such as recorder and viola da gamba. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of the University of Mississippi. For information, visit www.mockingbirdensemble.org. (August 31, 2010)
The University of Mississippi’s Pride of the South Band and Jacksonville State’s Marching Southerners Band are set to perform a joint concert after the Rebels’ season opener Saturday against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks.
The concert is free and will begin immediately following the game in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Fans can come to the east stands to watch. The concert will feature a standstill performance with four brief tunes. Both bands will be arranged by section and standing in a large arc on the field. (August 31, 2010)
Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society presents Woofstock on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Johnny Morgan’s Shop off Highway 7 North in Oxford (1 mile from the Highway 30 overpass, on the right, directly across from the first entrance to Woodland Hills) to benefit the Humane Society. This fun-filled festival will feature musical guests Soule, Moon Pie Curits, Machine Gun Kelley & the G-Men, Rocket 88 and Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for kids.
Clark Beverage Group and Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company will provide the beverages. Pork Fiction is cooking barbecue from Stan’s Meat Market. Popcorn and cotton candy will be available, along with other food items from Rib Cage, Domino’s, Beacon Restaurant, Emileigh’s Bakery, Volta, Sno Biz and Frank & Marlee’s. Pets allowed if socialized, friendly and on a leash. Kids will enjoy inflatable bouncers, face painting, horse shoes, badminton and more. Vendors, such as Silpada jewelry and Flippin’ Fundraiser Flip Flops, will be there with items on display, and My Michelle’s will give away food samples. Volunteers are needed to help with this event. For more information, contact Hattie Alton at email@example.com or 662-236-7631. (August 13, 2010)
The Oxford Civic Chorus will hold an audition for the 2010-11 season at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Wesley Hall. The chorus will only accept new singers through the Aug. 23 audition. The Oxford Civic Chorus is a group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds and occupations, hailing from Oxford and the entire north Mississippi area. Membership is by audition only. The group performs a varied repertory, including patriotic, popular, spiritual, stage, screen and folk song genres. For more information, contact the director, Brooke Bagley-Worthy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (August 9, 2010)
The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veteran’s Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (August 5, 2010)
The annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival concludes Saturday. Sponsored by Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival will feature live music, a variety of contests and free watermelon on Saturday. (August 4, 2010)
The annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival will be held today and Saturday this week. Sponsored by Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival will feature live music, a street dance and fireworks on Friday, and live music, a variety of contests and free watermelon on Saturday. (August 4, 2010)
The Oxford Civic Chorus will hold auditions for the 2010-11 season at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Wesley Hall. The chorus will only accept new singers through the Aug. 23 audition. The Oxford Civic Chorus is a group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds and occupations, hailing from Oxford and the entire north Mississippi area. Membership is by audition only. The group performs a varied repertory, including patriotic, popular, spiritual, stage, screen and folk song genres. For more information, contact the director, Brooke Bagley-Worthy, at email@example.com. (August 2, 2010)