Babahatchie Community Band *Free* Concerts

Dr. Joseph Williams
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Latitude: 35.9293707 Longitude: -84.5533562 Elevation: 762 ft
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Introduction

A local concert band that has been performing for local residents in Harriman for 20 years.  They hold *FREE* outdoor concerts during the summer months at Riverfront Park (100 Emory Drive) and indoor at the Harriman High School Auditorium (920 N. Roane Street) during the winter & spring months.  To see when the next concert is visit www.roanetourism.com/events.

Don't miss the MerryTuba Christmas concert held annually at 11:45 am the 1st Saturday every December at the Harriman High School Auditorium.  This nationally-held concert has been held in Roane County for more than twenty years.

Full Explanation

Babahatchie is a unique Native American name for the Emory River running through Harriman, meaning “babbling waters.”

For 20 years or so, the band of that same name has performed for Harriman residents with popular classics, marches, brass band music, and show tunes.  They perform in the gazebo at Riverfront Park on scheduled Sundays during the summer.  The tuba and euphonium players also get together the 2nd Saturday in December for the annual Merry Tuba Christmas, held at the Harriman High School gym.  

The full group, usually about 30 members strong, was formed by Dr. Joseph (Joe) Williams in 1989. The band holds weekly rehearsals, which are open to the public and held in the Harriman High School band room most any Monday evening around 8 PM.

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