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Weeki Wachee Winds Concert Set Oct. 28

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Weeki Wachee Winds, led by Founding Conductor and Music Director Mark Hengesh, will present an inaugural free concert on Thursday, October 28 at 7:30pm at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way (US Hwy 19) in Spring Hill. 

Admission is free but tickets are required.  Everyone must have a ticket due to limited seating.  The church strongly encourages attendees to wear masks while indoors. Tickets are available Monday through Friday at the church office during office hours or Sundays before and after the 9:30 am service.  Call (352) 597-1456.

You may also secure tickets by email.  Just e-mail “[email protected]” to reserve “Will Call” tickets. “Will Call” tickets must be picked up by 7:10 pm or they will be distributed to others.

Featured on the program will be Alfred Reed’s Hounds of Spring, Eric Whitacre’s tribute to the month of October, and Danny Elfman’s Music for a Darkened Theater.  

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Music for a Darkened Theater, appropriate for the Halloween season, presents a medley of Eflman’s cinema scores and includes Tales from the Crypt, Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice and Spider Man.   

The 40-member concert band will play a program some pieces were to be presented in April of 2020 but cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Added to those pieces are Manhattan Beach March by John Philip Sousa; a tribute to armed forces veterans; and America The Beautiful arranged by Carmen Dragon.  

Weeki Wachee Winds, a community concert band, just began rehearsals in early 2020 when COVID-19 brought the music to an abrupt halt.  Rehearsals have begun again under the direction of its founder and conductor Mark Hengesh.  The band is actively recruiting musicians for a 2021-2022 concert season.

For more information, please contact Mr. Hengesh via email at [email protected] and visit the band’s web page www.weekiwacheewinds.com.  

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