CROSSVILLE — The Pleasant Hill Instrumental Ensemble, under the direction of Bob Savage, will present a concert on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Pleasant Hill Community, United Church of Christ. The 18-person group will entertain with a wide variety of music, ranging from Dixieland to spirituals, marches, and novelty numbers. Among these, the percussionists, Jane Heald and Franklin Parker, will personify the piece, Mallet Maniacs. Bill Naumann, on the euphonium, will blow a spirited rendition of "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." From a modest beginning with three players in 1992, the group has grown steadily. Two of the original members of the group, Dick Braun and Peg Muenstermann, are still playing along with the new recruits. The latest addition to the ensemble is the violin section, comprised of Milton Smith and Marian Ziebell. Bob Savage, retired PH Elementary School music teacher, has been ably leading this diverse group. Producing arrangements for such a motley crew of musicians is an ongoing challenge. Savage promises a few musical surprises and treats. The members and their instruments of the Ensemble are Bob Savage, on trumpet, director; Peg Muenstermann, Jackie Dwenger, and Dick Braun on flute; Milt Smith and Marian Ziebell, with violin; Fran Markham, Janeen Carrell, and Mark Heald, on clarinet; Mary Ruth and Mark Heald, on alto saxophone; Roger Knight, on tenor saxophone; Don Nelson, on trombone; Dorothy Faunce, on French horn; Bill Naumann, on euphonium; Jane Heald and Franklin Parker, as percussionists; and Liz Lewis, on the piano. Besides appearances at Fletcher House of Assisted Living, the Wharton Homes, and the Community Church in Pleasant Hill, the Ensemble plays at the various senior centers in Crossville and has been a musical act at the Cumberland County Playhouse. A brief reception will follow the concert. As always, the concerts sponsored by the Music Committee of the Pleasant Hill Community Church are free and open to the public. The expansion of the Community Church has provided the acoustics necessary to make the sanctuary a perfect venue for concerts. A free will offering will provide future support for this talented group. The Community Church is on Church Street off of Main Street, across from the Pleasant Hill Elementary School. For more information or directions, call Dorothy Faunce, 277-5413.
- Things To Do
Discover ‘The Cloud Kingdom’ at Travelogue
The Fairfield Glade Lions final season Travelogue will come to a close on April 7 at the Palace Theatre. The adventure will start at 7 p.m. for a trip to Bhutan, a tiny Buddhist kingdom located on the eastern shoulders of the Himalayas.
Film Society announces spring movie season
The Cumberland County Film Society has picked another great group of movies for your enjoyment and enlightenment. They will start and end with comedies that are so different in tone and mood that even that is entertaining in itself. In the middle, two dramas, one in late March that will transport us to the beautiful sunny south of France. One to England, so of course, some rain. And smack dab in the middle a very inventive, cleverly edited American documentary on what makes people happy, all over the world, from the very rich to the very poor. Join the CCFS for more "movies worth talking about."
REVIEW: An evening of laughter awaits with 'The Foreigner'
As director of The Foreigner, Weslie Webster has assembled a cast guaranteed to have the audience is gales of laughter.
Brown takes Palace stage March 14
Tell everybody to come on down! 'Cause there's plenty 'nuff Brown to go around! T. Graham Brown is an American country music singer.
Curtain Call Player give tribute to the best of country legends
Do you remember the lyrics from the Judds' song "Grandpa, Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days." They go something like this, "Grandpa, tell me 'bout the good old days. Sometimes it feels like this world's gone crazy. Grandpa, take me back to yesterday when the line between right and wrong didn't seem so hazy."
Swing Street Big Band cancels March 6 dance
The Swing Street Big Band is canceling its 7 p.m. March. 6 dance at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center.
CCP revives ‘The Foreigner’
It’s the most requested title — and the most popular production — in Playhouse history, and Feb. 28 through May 22, Cumberland County Playhouse brings The Foreigner back to the Mainstage!
Community Band to debut new music March 20
The Cumberland County Community Band will present its annual spring concert March 20 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Stone Memorial High School in Crossville.
Playhouse volunteers prepare for mystery and murder
The Cumberland County Playhouse volunteers will present Murder at the Tonylou Awards, an audience participation murder mystery by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose on March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at Forte’s On The Square Restaurant.
Sgt. York film draws on expertise of TTU historian
Michael Birdwell, Tennessee Tech University history professor, has spent decades studying Sgt. Alvin C. York, the famed hero of World War I.
- More Things To Do Headlines
- Discover ‘The Cloud Kingdom’ at Travelogue