The Temple College Symphonic Band will present a concert titled “Voyage around the Globe” on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center on the Temple College campus.

The concert will feature music representing numerous cultures and celebrations from every continent. It will begin with the energetic “Hayabusa Fanfare” by Satoshi Yagisawa, then continue with music by Bach, Holst and Marquez before concluding with John Philip Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea”. The band also will play pieces by current wind band composers Eric Whitacre, Brian Balmages and Temple native Jack Wilds.

The Temple College Symphonic Band is comprised of college students, high school students, professional musicians and adults who love playing their instrument. Interim director of the ensemble is John Batson.

“Everyone in the audience will find a piece of music they love in this performance,” Batson said.

The concert is $5 for adults and free for students and children. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Fine Arts Division office. All proceeds go to scholarships for Temple College music majors.

For more information on this and other upcoming fine arts events at Temple College, visit or call the Fine Arts Division office at 254-298-8555.