Austin — The Texas Community Music Festival presented arguably the most diverse evening of music in festival history Tuesday night as the sound ranged from ragtime to classical to raw!
The Chalumeau Clarinet Quartet kicked off the evening with a delightful and varied set of classical and popular repertoire, followed by the Hill Country Community Band of Wimberley, one of the few bands to appear in all seven Texas Community Music Festivals, and one of TWO Hill Country Community Bands appearing in this year’s TCMF. The other HCCB hails from Marble Falls and will perform this weekend when the festival returns to the patio at Central Market.
The evening was topped off by the first ever TCMF appearance by the Dead Music Capital (DMC) Band, a newcomer to the Austin HONK band scene. “Proving that the party doesn’t have to end just because life does, DMCB takes their cadaverous cacophony to the streets whenever possible.” DMC, dressed as zombies, replete with scary makeup and bizarre costume, kept the Central Market audience delighted and excited with special renditions of the Circus March, Auld Lang Syne, and a few others that sort of sounded like other things. The band will appear again Monday, April 30, during the festival’s second week.
TCMF shifts to the Farmer’s Market at the Triangle Wednesday evening, beginning at 6pm with the Austin Polka Band and the Longhorn Alumni Band, followed by a traditional jazz performance by the Chaparral Dixielanders.
The festival returns to Central Market Saturday. Please consult the schedule page for details on performers, locations and performance times.
The Texas Community Music Festival is sponsored by H-E-B and Strait Music Company, and is hosted by Central Market and the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble.