The 53rd season of the Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, begins on October 26 with a salute to area composers and musicians entitled “South Coast Local.” Alto saxophonist and Marion native Trevor Kellum will be the soloist as the symphonic band performs music from its own backyard. Three pieces were commissioned by the Tri-County Music Association and written especially for the band. Rochester, MA resident John Wallace has contributed two (“Colors of the Winds” and “Heroic Journey”) and Marion, MA native Steve Wheeler has also written a piece (“The Wild Sketch”) for the Tri-County Symphonic Band, a band he played with several years ago. Cape Cod resident Michael W. Donovan’s “Experientiam, Sapiento, et Amicitia Pro Omnibus” was premiered last year by The Cape Cod Conservatory Concert Band and will be the opening piece for this concert. The incredibly gifted saxophonist Trevor Kellum will join the band in John William’s masterwork from the film “Catch Me If You Can.” Kellum, a Mattapoisett, MA native, will also play with a smaller ensemble, the Tri-County Symphonic “Little Big Band” if you will, on the jazz standard “Bernie’s Tune.” New Bedford, MA native David Maslanka’s short symphony “Give Us This Day” will conclude the program. The concert will be held at the Fireman Performing Arts Center on the campus of Tabor Academy, 235 Front St., Marion, MA 02738 at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 26. Tickets are $15 (Students $5, Children 12 and under are free). Tickets may be purchased at The Bookstall in Marion and at the Symphony Music Shop in Dartmouth. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.