2 bands choose patriotic music for the holiday

Published on Friday, 27 June 2014 09:09 - Written by

Two East Texas bands have patriotic themed concerts on tap.

Tyler Community Band

Tyler Community Band will present its free Celebrate America! concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Cain Center, 915 S. Palestine in Athens.

The concert will feature patriotic favorites from John Philip Sousa, Richard Rogers, and E.E. Bagley and music from the popular film “The Wizard of Oz,” said

Tyler Big Band

Liberty Hall and East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association will present Tyler Big Band in a patriotic concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler.

The band is made up of 18 members and performs music made famous by the big bands that toured in the 1940s and 1950s.

Tickets to the concert cost $20 for adults and $10 for children. An apple pie baking contest is being held by the sponsors in conjunction with concert, an announcement said. 

For tickets or more information, go to the website libertytyler.com.