Apr 7, 2014 5:21 PM by PRESS RELEASE
The Lafayette Concert Band presents an "old fashioned concert in the park" at Acadian Village on Sunday, April 13. The concert begins at 5:00 p.m. with a performance by the Kaplan High School Band under the direction of LCB's Assistant Conductor, Alex Hilliard. After a short break and stage reset the Lafayette Concert Band will entertain with a variety of musical styles, in a typical outdoor concert format.
Stroll through the historic buildings while listening to the concert or bring a picnic basket and enjoy the music. Single concert tickets will be sold at the door for $10 each and LCB Season tickets will also be on sale.
The Lafayette Concert Band is under the direction of Gerald Guilbeaux and is comprised of 75 talented woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists. "We've got a wonderful group of fine amateur musicians, many of whom were classically trained and who all love making music together for our audience. We are an all-volunteer group, we rehearse once a week, we present five concerts a year with music that people recognize and can relate to," Guilbeaux commented.
Entering his twentieth year as conductor of the band, Guilbeaux is proud to mention that the Lafayette Concert Band has been awarded the Sudler Silver Scroll, administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The Silver Scroll is North America's most prestigious award for adult Community Bands. The band has also hosted the National Convention of the Association of Concert Bands here in Lafayette.
Call 989-1279 for more information about the concert or about joining the Lafayette Concert Band or visit them online www.lcband.org.