April 4, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wharton County Junior College Band members rehearse for their upcoming concert, "Fiesta," which will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Horton Foote Theatre in the Duson-Hansen Fine Arts Building on the Wharton campus. Pictured, from left, are Abigail Burdett of Wharton, Amy Bustamante of Boling and Elizabeth Jeffery of Nada.
WHARTON, TEXAS – Fast-tempo Spanish tunes are on the menu for the Wharton County Junior College Band’s upcoming concert, “Fiesta.” The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Horton Foote Theatre in the Duson-Hansen Fine Arts Building on the Wharton campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Selections will include traditional Spanish marches and high-tempo pieces like those that would be heard at a Cinco de Mayo celebration. WCJC Band Director Joe Waldrop said the band students have done a good job of keeping pace with the challenging rhythms.
“Most of these songs are set at a fast tempo,” he said. “Now that the students have gotten into the rhythm, they sometimes try to push the speed a little faster.”
Waldrop expects a high-energy, exciting performance.
“This should be an enjoyable concert and we would love to see the public come out and celebrate this exciting style of music,” he said.