Pioneers Band set for indoor show

PLAINVIEW – The Wayland Baptist University Pioneer Band will perform its annual indoor show, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Harral Memorial Auditorium.

Thursday’s show, entitled “A West Side Portrait” will take place in four distinctive acts, featuring Wayland’s marching band on stage. The indoor show has become a regular event for the band and is growing in popularity.

“We are trying to continue to present cutting edge performances for the traditional marching band,” said Pioneer band director Tim Kelley. “This is a trend that has been well received by audiences, as evidenced by the sold-out performances of the group BLAST, and is beginning to gain headway across the country.

“We are glad to be part of the movement to provide the power and excitement of a field show in an indoor concert setting.”

Each act will feature a different set and style of music. Act I: Pioneering Wayland will include the band’s street cadence, the school’s fight song and alma mater and the National Anthem. Act II: A Classical Set features recognizable band classics such as the “Battle Hymn Chorale” and “Carmen.”

In Act III, the band switches gears for more of a jazz feel as it takes on pieces from south of the border with “El Gato,” “Cortez,” “Land of Makebelieve,” and “Los Gallos.” Act IV: A West Side Portrait will have a more contemporary feel. The band will close with its rendition of “People Need the Lord.”

The performance will last approximately 1 hour. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.