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The Temple College/Texas A&M University-Central Texas Symphonic Band will present “Journeys and Voyages” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center on the Temple College campus.

The program will feature music that takes the audience traveling by way of land, sea and air.

John Philip Sousa’s “Sabre and Spurs” march will emulate the cavalry parading on their horses. “Of Sailors and Whales” by W. Francis McBeth takes the audience onto a nautical voyage depicting scenes from the novel, “Moby Dick.” The audience will also find itself traversing the country by way of “Route 66.” Other selections include works by Holst, Healey, Standridge and, in keeping with the upcoming Holiday season, “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.”

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The ensemble features college students from Texas A&M University-Central Texas (TAMUCT) and Temple College, some high school students, professional musicians and adults who love playing their instruments.

This 80-member band is dedicated to creating musical excellence while enjoying performing music and camaraderie of playing in a band. Members of the Temple College Symphonic Band are from Temple, Belton, Houston, Harker Heights, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Rogers, Holland, Thorndale, Hewitt, Waco, Salado, Georgetown and Austin.

The symphonic band is conducted by Dr. Glen Alan Brumbach, Assistant Professor of Music at Texas A&M - Central Texas, where he teaches applied trumpet, music history, conducting, music education classes and brass methods classes. He also serves as Temple College’s applied trumpet instructor.

This concert will appeal to all ages. Cost for the concert is $5 for adults and free for students and children.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the Temple College Division of Fine Arts office or online at centraltexastickets.com. All proceeds help fund scholarships for Temple College music majors.

For more information on this concert and upcoming college music events, call the Temple College Fine Arts Division office at 254-298-8555, or visit the Temple College website at www.templejc.edu.


Temple College is “Your Community’s College,” a dynamic and growing community college that equips thousands of Central Texas students with the knowledge and skills for 21st-century success. Temple College, which has campuses in Temple, Hutto and Taylor, offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs to students who seek to earn credits for transfer, graduate with an associate degree or complete a certificate for fast entry into the workforce.

Founded in 1926, Temple College has enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence for 97 years. It is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs, from visual and performing arts to competitive athletics. The College has become one of the state’s premiere institutions for health care providers’ education and training, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development programs. The faculty and staff are committed to providing exceptional quality instruction.