Polk State Music Performing Broadway Favorites — New and Old — in Oct. 26 Concert

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Polk State Music will be all about Broadway for its first concert of the 2014-15 season.

“We’re going to play a little bit of everything, from selections from West Side Story, to music from brand-new productions, like Young Frankenstein, a Mel Brooks production ” said Polk State Music Director John Anderson.

“Come, and bring a friend.”

Performing in the concert will be Polk’s men’s, women’s and concert choirs, concert and jazz bands, jazz combo, percussion and strings ensembles, and the vocal quartet Sorority of Sound.

Anderson said he is particularly excited about the percussion ensemble taking the stage.

“The minute you say ‘percussion,’ people think it’s just drums,” Anderson said. “But it’s far from that. It’s cymbals and tuned mallet instruments, too. It’s a really unique sound that people don’t hear very often.”

The concert band, Anderson added, will deviate from the Broadway theme, performing an arrangement of marches by the American composer John Philip Sousa.

“It’s a lovely arrangement, very melodic,” Anderson said.

Polk State Music’s fall concert will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre, 999 Ave. H N.E. The concert is free to Polk State College students and employees with College ID, and all other students with school ID. Tickets for the general public are $5 and can be purchased at the box office beginning one hour prior to the performance.

In addition to Polk State Music, Polk State Fine Arts includes Theatre and Visual Arts, all of which enjoy outstanding statewide reputations.