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Annual spring concert Wednesday in Sterling

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:55 p.m. CDT
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The Sterling Municipal Band will host its 27th annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Auditorium in Sterling High School, 1608 Fourth Ave.

STERLING – The Sterling Municipal Band will host its 27th annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Auditorium in Sterling High School, 1608 Fourth Ave.

The show will feature guest soloists Ken Watters (trumpet) and Harry Watters (trombone), and the musical selections “A Journey through New Orleans,” “Family Drive Across America,” “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” “Cherokee,” “Abram’s Pursuit,” and “Riften Wed.”

Ken Watters has performed throughout North and South America, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Morocco, Japan, and the Caribbean. He has toured with Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Marc Anthony, and the Mingus Big Band. He teaches at the University of Huntsville in Alabama.

Harry Watters has toured with Dukes of Dixieland and performed with artists including Doc Severinsen, Al Hurt, Pete Fountain, Wycliffe Gordon, Lou Rawls, and Bill Watrous. He performs through the country and serves with the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble in Washington, D.C.

The brothers also will conduct a free clinic from 1 to 2 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium. It will be inspirational and informative, according to a news release.

A pre-concert meal, provided by Heritage Woods of Sterling, will be available in the Centennial Auditorium Commons from 6 p.m. to just before the start of the show. Saxophonic Sounds will perform during the dinner hour.

Call Jon James at 815-622-1681 for more information.

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