Mayor Dwain Morrison will guest-conduct the San Angelo Community Band’s Silver Anniversary Grand Finale Concert on Aug. 4 when he leads the local musicians in John Philip Sousa’s famous “Washington Post” March.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. in Sierra Vista United Methodist Church’s Life Center at 4522 College Hills Blvd. Admission is free.

The Community Band was founded in 1988 as a program under the City’s Recreation department with a guiding mission to educate and embrace the concert band’s importance in American life while encouraging patriotism. Last month, Mayor Morrison formally proclaimed this the band’s “Silver Anniversary Concert Season.”
The Aug. 4 concert will also feature:
  • Angelo State University Professor Emeritus Harris Brinson, the band’s founder and a former director, conducting his favorite piece, Gustav Holst’s “Suite No. 1 in E-flat for Military Band.”
  • The Twin Mountain Tonesmen singing “By the Light of the Silvery Moon.”
  • The instrumental duet “Side Partners” played on a euphonium and a flugelhorn.
  • The premiere performance of “The Pearl of the Concho,” a piece commissioned exclusively for the band’s 25th anniversary.
The band is made up of approximately 60 musicians who hail from across the Concho Valley and whose day jobs range from doctors and lawyers to teachers and retirees.
Angelo State University Assistant Director of Bands Dr. Connie Kelley leads the Community Band.

For more information about the band, contact its board chairman, Donna Fowler, at 325-650-0177 or