The Temple College Symphonic Summer Band will perform a program titled “Like, Totally the ’80s,” on Thursday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center on the Temple College Campus.
This program will feature music from iconic movies and television shows from the 1980s such as “Hill Street Blues,” “Flashdance,” “Top Gun,” “Chariots of Fire” and “Dirty Dancing.” It also will feature music from pop and rock artists such as Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Madonna, Lionel Richie and Cyndi Lauper.
Another featured work will be “Spellbound” by Jack Wilds, a native of Temple and a graduate of Temple High School.
The band will feature Michael Morrison on drums. Morris is a well-regarded local musician who regularly performs professionally with country and polka bands. He also serves as Technical Director for the Temple College Division of Fine Arts.
“Temple College Summer Band performances are among my favorite of the year,” said Brent Colwell, who has directed the band since 2007. “Performing this music allows us to relax and have a bit of fun with the music and the audience. I don’t know how, but rubber chickens always seem to turn up as a part of the performance. I assure you, everyone will walk out smiling.”
The 90-member ensemble is comprised of college students, some high school students, professional musicians and adults who love playing their instruments.
The concert is $5 for adults and free for students and children. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Temple College Division of Fine Arts. All proceeds will help fund scholarships for Temple College music majors.
Anyone trying to access the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center should be aware that the only current access to the facility is off Fifth Street. Access to parking lots off First Street has been closed due to construction in the area.
For more information on this concert and other events sponsored by the Temple College Fine Arts Division, call 254-298-8555 or visit www.templejc.edu.