“Meet at the Well,” the worship band for the Celebrate Recovery ministry of Italy, is releasing an album of praise music for the recovering soul. The nine-track album has music from the three-piece group that has led worship together for two years right here in Italy.
Ever heard a musical selection performed by just tubas and euphoniums (baby tubas, aka baritones)? No, we’re not talking about the oom-pahs often associated with the instrument in marches or circus music. We’re talking about a full-fledged piece of music by a well-known composer such as Dmitri Shostakovich, or the march master Karl King. Well, don’t give up on yourself just yet.
Central Baptist Church offers free guitar lessons. Lessons began Sunday, April 12, 2015, for beginning and intermediate players, beginning age 8. Bring your guitar; some may be provided for class time. Meet at: 5 p.m., Sunday evenings, at The Cornerstone, 305 Main St., Italy.
Erskin Anavitarte will perform free on Saturday, March 1st, 5:00pm at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 106 Harris Street, Italy. Erskin’s sound blends soulful tunes with a little rap, a dash of hip-hop and whole lot of worship of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Come and enjoy his rich tone and thoughtful lyrics.
Reid Jacinto was a “big man on campus” at Italy High School, graduating as valedictorian for the class of 2013. He played sports, was in the National Honor Society, Student Council and was an important part of the Gladiator Regiment Band.
The Italy High School Band, under the direction of Jesus Perez and Erica Miller, ended its contest season just short of capturing sweepstakes at the University Interscholastic Leagues Concert and Sight-reading Contest for Region VIII held Friday in Groesbeck.
The youth department of the Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a benefit concert at the Waxahachie Civic Center on Saturday, February 18 at 6:00pm. The event, titled “Transformed,” will feature DFW gospel recording artist, Kirisma Evans.
Several members of the Italy High School and Italy Junior High bands will be participating in the Centex Honor Band Saturday, January 28, in McGregor. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at the McGregor High School.
The Italy High School Gladiator Regiment Band put on an impressive performance Saturday at the Class 2A Area D Marching Contest held in Belton. It was their best performance to date but not good enough for one particular judge who caused their otherwise, good scores, to drop to 12th place out of 24 bands.
As part of the Gladiator Regiment Band’s 1st division rating at last week’s UIL marching contest, the band has advanced to the area marching contest Saturday, October 29 in Belton. This is something that High School bands are only eligible to accomplish every other year. Saturday’s performance schedule is below.
The Italy Band Boosters met recently to adopt guidelines and prepare for the upcoming school year.
The Italy Gladiator Band Boosters will meet Thursday, August 18, at 8 p.m. in the band hall.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band’s summer practices begin on Monday, August 1st. The band is gearing up for upcoming marching competitions and, of course, Friday nights! Some of the practices are themed with fun events planned as a reward to all the hard work the band members will be putting in. Their practice schedule is below and also included in the community calendar.