Concert Band Kicks Off Season
The Moore County Concert Band will kick off its 2010/2011 concert season Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Carolina Hotel.
To celebrate this, its 29th season, under the direction of bandmaster and music director David Seiberling, the band has invited renowned composer/arranger David Shaffer to be guest conductor for this concert. Shaffer has selected music by the famous "March King" John Philip Sousa and a number of his own compositions for this concert.
The concert will be broad ranging in its scope with the band playing marches, a fox trot and tango by Sousa, and patriotic, sacred, concert and novelty-type selections by Shaffer. Trumpeter Tim Altman, of the music faculty of UNC Pembroke and the Fayetteville Symphony, will appear with the band to feature a new composition for solo trumpet by Shaffer.
David Shaffer is a native of Ohio and is internationally acclaimed in band music circles as a composer, arranger, director and teacher. He is a member of the faculty of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and for the past 11 years has been director of the university's marching band.
The band's future concerts will be held at the Carolina Hotel on March 13, May 29 and July 4.
"The pubic is cordially invited to attend these free concerts," says a spokesman.
The Moore County Concert Band includes musicians of all ages and all levels of musical ability and welcomes anyone who plays, or has played, a band instrument.
For additional information, call (910) 295-2303 or check the band website moorecountyband.com.
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