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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
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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

More info: www.believersband.org

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.

For more information, visit www.believersband.org.

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