March 12 performance a tribute to John Williams

The Plainville Wind Ensemble, a 2022 National American Prize Award winning concert band, presents an all-John Williams concert Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m., at the Plainville Hgh School auditorium.

Williams turned 90 last February, and since then, concert bands all over the world have been celebrating his works.

Directed by Ken Bagley, the Plainville Wind Ensemble’s “A Tribute to John Williams” will encompass several popular pieces, including four from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Harry Potter Symphonic Suite and A Hymn to New England. The theme from “Schindler’s List” will feature guest violin soloist Shannon Webster, president-elect of the Connecticut American String Teachers Association.

John Williams is one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for concert stage and film, and currently holds the title of Boston Pops Laureate Conductor and Artist in Residence at Tanglewood.

Attendees at the Plainville Wind Ensemble’s March 12 performance will be greeted at the door by Darth Vader’s storm troopers and other Star Wars characters, courtesy of the 501 ST Legion.

Also, concert-goers are encouraged to come dressed as a character from a John Williams movie.

Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit


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