Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Feb 19 2018
Allen Community Band Honors Educators



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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

Allen Community Band Honors Educators

The Allen Community Band (ACB), under the direction of Mr. Craig Logan, will present its free Midwinter Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 23, in the library auditorium.

The ACB will honor area educators, past and present, at this concert. You may have seen the bumper sticker that reads, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” This will be a superb time to do just that!

Featured will be themes from “Movies and Musicals” and include many famous Disney songs, a medley made famous by “the Eagles” pop/rock band, various other Hollywood hits and, of course, Broadway musicals!

As part of honoring educators, Mr. Chris Xeros, Associate Director of the ACB, will conduct “Marcho Poco” by Donald I. Moore. Dr. Moore was Director of Bands and Orchestras at J.L. Long Junior High in Dallas in the early 1940s when Mr. Xeros was a student there. Dr. Moore went on teach at Julliard School of Music before being named Director of Bands at Baylor University in 1948. Holding this position until 1969, he focused on teaching orchestration, composition and conducting. Mr. Xeros contributes much of his early love of orchestras and bands to the guidance provided by Dr. Moore.

Mr. Xeros’ career as an educator and conductor are highly recognized throughout Texas and the Southwest. The ACB is proud to have him as part of their musical family.

The Allen Community Band, a 501c3 organization founded in 2013, consists of 70 members from Allen and surrounding communities. The band has an open instrumentation policy and all skill levels are invited to join.

 Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the concert is free.  The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214.509.4911 for more information.