A message from the Hot Springs Concert Band...
The Hot Springs Concert Band presented its Winter Concert on Sunday, February 19, to an enthusiastic audience at the Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village. Though it was a beautiful day, the band was very pleased that so many folks took the time to spend their afternoon indoors enjoying the quality music from the band and the wit and humor of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Dr. Craig Hamilton, now in his 24th year on the conductor’s podium.
This concert was the first of nine concerts scheduled for this year. All are listed on the Schedule page of the band website. You are encouraged to check it out, place these dates on your calendar and spend a few moments learning more about the band – its proud tradition, accomplishments and rich history.
The band’s next concert will be the Spring Concert to be held on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village. As with most every spring concert in years past, this year’s concert will again be sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hot Springs Village. The Hot Springs Concert Band-Kiwanis Club association goes back over 30 years. This has been not only a long relationship, but a fruitful one as well. The proceeds from these concerts have revealed not only a strong love of music by concert-goers, but also their kindness, generosity and loyalty to the band and their belief in the Kiwanis mission of serving the needs of children and youth in our area.
In staying with tradition, the Kiwanis Club will again provide complimentary ice cream and toppings to all attendees, which always contributes to the fun and festive nature of this concert. The treats will be served starting at 2 p.m., and the concert will begin at 3 p.m.
As evident from the Winter Concert and true to form, Dr. Hamilton has selected some great music for the Spring Concert and for all 2023 concerts, and the band is very much looking forward to presenting it all for you this year, our 48th season. We hope you will make plans to attend one or more of the concerts.
All the band’s concerts are photographed, and those photos are provided for you in the Gallery section of the band website. Along with those of the winter concert, you will also see photos of a reception. This took place immediately after the concert and was provided as a gesture of appreciation to the band’s donors. This annual event was started last year, and it is the band’s way of saying a heart-felt thank you to all whose donations financially sustain the band and keep it a viable and thriving part of the artistic and cultural life of the communities it serves and has served for the past 48 years.
Those of you who are interested in donating to the band, specifically on a regular basis, can become a Friend of the Band by joining our mailing list and receive updates on future concerts and other special announcements. You can also click on the Support Us link on the band website to donate one time, occasionally or regularly.
The band looks forward to seeing you on Sunday, April 30. at the Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village. Come prepared for some delicious ice cream and great music.