The Desert Winds Freedom Band's Spring Concert “Resurgence – Arise like the Phoenix” will feature music of renewal and reawakening. The band will feature nationally recognized composer, Robert Sheldon, who will conduct the band on two of his compositions. The concert takes place this Saturday, March 22, in the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center at the Rancho Mirage High School at 7:30 pm.
Also featured will be the Desert Winds Jazz Band with special Guest Vocalist Francesca Amari performing a variety of Great American Songbook standards as well as a special arrangement of Bette Midler’s famous “Miss Otis Regrets.” The 70+ piece concert Band’s diverse program has something for everyone -- from Sousa marches, Broadway show medleys from “Man of La Mancha” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” as well as a world premiere of “Phoenix Arising,” by local composer Michael Viens.
The band is also sponsoring Mr. Sheldon to do workshops with one of his compositions for the Cathedral City, Indio, Palm Desert, La Quinta and Shadow Hills High School bands as part of their educational outreach. Four students from the Shadow Hills and Indio High School Bands will also be performing with the band.
Tickets for this special evening are $25.00 and available from any band member or www.desertwindsfb.org.