Mark Rogers http://tpr.org en Concert Band Honors Stars & Stripes On Flag Day http://tpr.org/post/concert-band-honors-stars-stripes-flag-day <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friday night includes a celebration of Flag Day with the <strong>Heart of Texas Concert Band</strong>. "It's not as popular a holiday as St. Patrick's Day or even Columbus Day!", says music director and conductor <strong>Mark Rogers</strong>. "But we found lots of music appropriate for honoring the flag and wanted to do a concert."</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:23:57 +0000 John Clare 13044 at http://tpr.org Concert Band Honors Stars & Stripes On Flag Day Heart Of Texas Concert Band Mixes Winds And Voices For Holiday Concert http://tpr.org/post/heart-texas-concert-band-mixes-winds-and-voices-holiday-concert <p><strong>Mark Rogers leads band and choruses this Sunday</strong></p><p>When the Heart of Texas Concert Band&nbsp;(HOTCB) performs this weekend, they will add an element for the very first time in the ensemble's history: a choir. Band and choir works are more rare than orchestral accompaniment, but Mark Rogers has done some searching and arranging.</p><p>"Nancy Oehlert&nbsp;approached me about collaborating with the Encore Youth Chorus, and I thought it was a natural fit, and immediately thought of the holidays," says conductor Mark Rogers.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:49:39 +0000 John Clare 3164 at http://tpr.org Heart Of Texas Concert Band Mixes Winds And Voices For Holiday Concert Band Of Brahms: Heart Of Texas Concert Band Plays Symphonic Masterpiece http://tpr.org/post/band-brahms-heart-texas-concert-band-plays-symphonic-masterpiece <p><strong>Mark Rogers finds masterworks for Wind Ensemble:</strong></p><p>The idea of a symphony for band isn't new, but hearing Brahms' <em>First Symphony</em> for wind ensemble might confuse you at first. Mark assures us that we will like it, and that the arrangement fits.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:11:47 +0000 John Clare 1493 at http://tpr.org Band Of Brahms: Heart Of Texas Concert Band Plays Symphonic Masterpiece