Today: Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble begins new concert season with Music of Europe Concert – Oak Ridge Today



The Oak Ridge Community Band performs in last year’s Spring Concert at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center. (Submitted photo)


With the arrival of fall, the Oak Ridge Community Band becomes the Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble and begins its series of six indoor concerts.

The first performance of this series will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, and it will feature the best of musical selections from various countries of Europe including the Greek “Never on Sunday,” “Amparito Roca Spanish March,” “Tales from Vienna,” “Russian Sailors Dance,” and several others.

Jim Dodson, art teacher at Jefferson Middle School, will be special guest narrator for Sunday’s concert program.

Admission at the door is $5 for adults over age 18; children and students are free. Also, the public has the opportunity at this concert to purchase a season pass for just $15, which will cover admission at all six concerts from October through April. In addition, anyone who would like advance notice of each concert can add his/her email address to a notification list at the admission table.

The Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble is directed by Dale Pendley and assistant conductor Lisa Michaels. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening at the First Baptist Church, and interested area musicians are welcome to join the band. For more information, visit or call (865) 483-3044.


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