The Music of Journey

The Music of JourneyBuy TicketsSaturday, October 6, 2018

Pre-concert Music: 7:00
Concert: 7:30

Join us for an unforgettable night! The Longview Symphony will be playing with the rock band Jeans N Classics from Toronto, Canada. Experience the music of Journey with classics like “Open Arms,” “Who’s Cryin’ Now,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and more. Guest conductor is Tom Mensch.

Tom MenschConductor: Tom Mensch

Originally from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Tom Mensch is the Minister of Instrumental Music at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. Mr. Mensch has served as director of bands and professor of trombone at Tyler Junior College, as band director at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, and as Director of Bands at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston, Texas. He is currently the director of bands at Whitehouse ISD.

Tom has conducted numerous low brass and band clinics throughout North East Texas and has been the clinician for several TMEA Region 4 and 21 concert bands, as well as the Four States Honor Concert Band. Most recently, he was honored by the Tyler Youth Orchestra and inducted into the Noted Circle, and was also inducted into Phi Beta Mu, the International Bandmasters Fraternity.

Mr. Mensch is an active performer on tenor trombone with the Rose City Brass Quintet, the Rose City Trombone Quartet, Lead Trombone with the Souled Out Jazz Orchestra and the East Texas Jazz Orchestra, is the Principal Trombonist with the Longview Symphony, is a freelance musician throughout the East Texas Area, and maintains a teaching studio of talented collegiate and high school trombone students. He was a featured soloist with the Stephen F. Austin State University Trombone Choir, the Stephen F. Austin State University Symphony Orchestra, the East Texas Symphonic Band and with 1A State Honor Band, Carlisle High School. As a member of the Metro Big Band, he has performed in Japan, Guatemala, Russia, Ukraine, Scotland, Brazil, and Finland.

Mr. Mensch earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996 and earned his Masters Degree in Trombone Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2009. Tom is a member of The Texas Music Educators Association, International Trombone Association, College Band Directors National Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, and Green Acres Baptist Church. He is an artist for Jupiter XO instruments.

Tom Mensch is happily married to his wife Heather, who is also a professional bass trombonist, and they have a dog named Zoe.

seating chartMusic of Journey seating chart


The special pricing below is available to those who buy the Season Ticket Package by August 15 (the prices in the right column will be after August 15). There are no student or child discount tickets available for this concert.

Special pricing for Season Ticket holdersTickets to Music of Journey after August 15
Artist's Circle $60 $100
First Orchestra $40 $75
Second Orchestra $30 $50
Lower Balcony $25 $40

Many thanks to this season's sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

  • Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • Casa Flora
  • Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Longview Regional Medical Center
  • Suzanne Cook & Company
  • Texas Bank and Trust
  • 3D Security
  • U.S. Title Company, Inc.
  • Welch Funeral Home
  • KLTV
  • Westlake Chemical
  • Heartis Seniors Living

Silver Sponsors

  • Arabella of Longview
  • LeTourneau University Belcher Center
  • Phillips Flooring Center
  • Oak Creek
  • Lost Creek Business Park
  • Special Health Resources For Texas, Inc.
  • Buckner Westminster Place
  • Master Travel
  • Dennis-Wade Associates, Inc.
  • Cooks Lighting - Flooring - Deco
  • SIG Insurance Services
  • Henderson Federal Savings Bank
  • Full Armor Christian Academy

Bronze Sponsors