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Believers Band to pay homage to conductor with 'Themes Like Old Times' performance April 23
Free concert at Gainesville First United Methodist Church in Gainesville
The Believers Band will honor its longtime conductor Richard L. Petty with its spring concert called “Themes Like Old Times.” The free concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Gainesville First United Methodist Church in Gainesville.

Believers Band concert

When: 3 p.m. April 23

Where: Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Cost: Free

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With a wave of his wand, Richard L. Petty orchestrates more than 50 musicians to blend their instruments into a single sound known as the Believers Band.

Now those same musicians will perform a concert to honor Petty. The Believers Band will present “Themes Like Old Times, a Tribute to Richard L. Petty” as its spring concert.

The free concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Gainesville First United Methodist Church at 2780 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. A reception will follow.

Petty is one of the six co-founders of the band, including Dr. Lee Martin, Bill Clements, Muryle Shoemaker, Sue Tibbets and Dr. John Darden.

From 2002-2017, he has been the Believers Band music director and conductor. During his tenure, the band has grown from the original five members to 50-plus musicians thanks to Petty’s leadership.

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