Get Two Bands for Price of One
The Moore County Concert Band will present its annual spring concert in the Grand Ballroom of the Carolina Hotel Sunday, March 14. The concert begins at 2 p.m.
Known for eclectic programming and guest soloists, this program will be unusual, even by MCCB standards. The guest soloist is not a soloist but an entire band.
The Fayetteville Symphonic Band, under the leadership of Dr. Larry Wells, will join the Moore County Concert Band. FSB will present the first half of the program, with MCCB concluding the concert. This will be the first time the Moore County Concert Band has performed in a joint concert, and the first time the Fayetteville Symphonic Band has performed in Moore County. The program will be repeated Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Reeves Auditorium on the campus of Methodist University in Fayetteville.
The musical selections will take the audience on a wide-ranging tour. The Fayetteville Symphonic Band will program a variety of American music, including a setting of the traditional "Simple Gifts" by Frank Ticheli and Richard Rodgers' documentary film score "Victory at Sea." In addition they will present a contemporary arrangement of a Southern hymn tune, and a rousing Fillmore march.
The Moore County Concert Band will take the audience marching and dancing through Europe with such classics as "Amparito Roca" (Spain) and "Pomp and Circumstance, Military March No. 1" by Edward Elgar (England), an Offenbach polka and an Irish jig to honor St. Patrick's Day.
The Fayetteville Symphonic Band is led by Dr. Larry Wells. Wells is the director of instrumental studies at Methodist University in Fayetteville. He has been the director of the FSB since his arrival at Methodist University in 2006. Wells received undergraduate degrees from Washington State University, a master's degree in music education from Portland State University and a doctorate of musical arts in trumpet performance/wind conducting from the University of North Texas.
David Seiberling has directed the Moore County Concert Band almost since its inception in 1982. Seiberling received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Appalachian State University. He retired in 2001 after 31 years of teaching in North Carolina, 24 of those years at Union Pines High School in Moore County. In addition to his work with MCCB, he is an adjunct instructor at UNC Pembroke and the director of the New Horizons Band in the Pines, a beginner band for adults that meets at the Senior Enrichment Center.
Both programs are open to the public and are free of charge.
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