Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hernando High School Band's holiday concert Dec. 21, as well as Band Boosters' auction

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando High School Band will perform its holiday/Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 in the school's performing arts center. The students will play music from Leroy Anderson, The Nutcracker and other holiday favorites like The Polar Express and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Admission is free.

The Band Boosters group hopes to raise money at the concert through a live auction, said the group's vice president, Tim Mossgrove. His daughters, Angela and Rosalynn, are band members. Rosalynn is in the marching band's flag corps; Angela plays the mellophone in the marching band and the double loop French horn in the concert band.

The boosters, Mossgrove said, need funds to feed band members before football games, to take students to concerts and competitions, and for supplies. He is excited about some of the auction items. They hope to have a flat-screen television and Tampa Bay Rays and Buccaneers tickets. They will have two Home Depot tool bags and certificates from local restaurants.

"There's going to be a huge pool of things to look at," he said.

The band has another need, too — a bigger trailer — and plans a fundraiser after the holidays.

"As our band keeps growing, it requires more equipment," said band director Joe Harrin.

Now, the band has a flatbed trailer, a small utility trailer and a larger utility trailer. When the group travels, it needs to haul instruments, backdrops and props. What the band and the boosters hope to do is acquire something that will hold everything and keep equipment safe.

"Our goal is to look at a larger trailer to be able to move all our equipment in one swift swoop," Mossgrove said.

Harrin said the Band Boosters group is invaluable to the program.

"I feel without the Band Boosters we wouldn't be anywhere near the success we've had," he said.

Those successes include superiors for two years at the Florida Bandmasters Association Marching Band Music Performance Assessment and marching at Disney World in the spring.

"The program is getting better and better each year," Harrin said. "We have a good time."

For information about the band, the Band Boosters, the concert or other fundraisers, contact Harrin at (352) 797-7015, ext. 223.

Hernando High School Band's holiday concert Dec. 21, as well as Band Boosters' auction 12/12/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Study: Florida has fourth-most competitive tax code

    Banking

    Florida's tax code is the fourth most competitive in the country, according to a study released Tuesday by nonprofit group Tax Foundation.

    Florida has the fourth-most competitive tax code, a study by the Tax Foundation said. Pictured is  Riley Holmes, III, H&R Block tax specialist, helping a client with their tax return in April. | [SCOTT KEELER, Times]
  2. A punter is the state's only first-team, midseason All-American

    Blogs

    Here's another indictment of how mediocre the state's college football season has become.

  3. Fred Ridley on the Road to Augusta

    Blogs

    Last week, I sat down with Fred Ridley, the new chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. Ridley, a lawyer who has resided in Tampa since 1981, was the 1975 U.S. Amateur champion and is the only Chairman to have played in the Masters. I wrote a long story on Ridley, but here are some of the other …

    Fred Ridley, looks on during the Green Jacket Ceremony during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament in April at Augusta National Golf Club.
  4. Tampa police link two shootings, tell Seminole Heights residents to avoid walking alone

    Crime

    TAMPA — One was a 22-year-old African American man. The other was a 32-year-old white woman.

    "There are no clear connections between our two victims," Interim Police Chief Brian Dugan said at a hastily called news conference Tuesday. "However our investigation leads us to believe the cases are related." [Photo from video]
  5. Pinellas Sheriff deputies T. Festa, left, and J. Short, righ,t arrest suspect Christopher Parsells, Pinellas Park, early Tuesday as part of a joint roundup of unlicensed contractors. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]