As part of our commitment to supporting music and the arts, First United Methodist Garland offers the West Avenue B Community Concerts

Curated by and featuring our own Artist-in-Residence Dr. Eldred Marshall, these concerts include acclaimed guest artists from around the area and around the world. 

The West Avenue B Community Concerts are presented free of charge as a gift to our friends and neighbors in Garland and surrounding communities. 

This season features various media of musical and theatrical performances, designed for family entertainment and maximum musical and artistic inspiration. 

Highlights include ... 

  • the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven with Dr. Eldred Marshall
  • traditional Chinese chamber music
  • a Blackbox Theater experience featuring actor Joshua Medlock and members of the Mansfield Philharmonic with Stravinsky's timeless one-man show "A Soldier's Tale." 


Saturday, November 5, 2022

6:00pm | Sanctuary

Eldred Marshall

in Piano Recital

with Artist-in-Residence Dr. Eldred Marshall

Saturday, December 3, 2022

6:00pm | Garden Room

An Evening of

Traditional Chinese Music

featuring the Huo Feng Trio

alumni of The University of North Texas Chinese Ensemble

Saturday, January 21, 2023

6:00pm | Schreiber Hall

Stravinsky and

The Black Box Theater Experience


The Soldier's Tale

a one-man musical and acting tour de force by Igor Stravinsky

featuring Joshua Medlock

with members of The Mansfield Philharmonic 

Dr. Eldred Marshall conducting

Saturday and Sunday

March 18-19, 2023

April 1-2, 15-16, 29-30, 2023

6:00pm | Sanctuary

Thirty-Two Beethoven

Piano Sonatas

Artist-in-Residence Dr. Eldred Marshall 

celebrates 10 years at First United Methodist Church Garland

with eight concerts traversing all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas