MCCB Presents Second Concert of Season
The Moore County Concert Band presents the second in a series of its 30th anniversary concerts on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Carolina Hotel.
"Sounds of Sousa at the Carolina" is the concert's theme.
The band will welcome guest conductor Marcus L. Neiman, from Medina, Ohio. Neiman has been the conductor of the Medina Community Band since 1973 and has appeared with school, college, university, community, union and professional bands throughout the United States as a guest conductor and in his characterization of famed bandmaster John Philip Sousa.
He is the founder and conductor of his own professional touring band - The Sounds of Sousa Band. He has also carried his interest in Sousa overseas, having conducted the Volga Concert Band in a Sousa-style concert in Saratov, Russia.
Neiman is a retired fine arts consultant and director of bands for the Medina, Ohio, school system and holds degrees from the University of Akron and the University of Michigan, and is currently serving on the music faculty at Kent State University.
He has also served as a lecturer in music education at the University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. He writes for a number of music periodicals and publications.
The band will also present trombone soloist Harold McKinney and clarinetists Mary Ann Goff and Soo Goh.
McKinney has been a member of the music faculty of Appalachian State University for more than 30 years and is a founding member of the "King Street Brass" and the improvisation ensemble "Gypsy Harvest Annex." He performs both nationally and internationally.
Goff, in addition to being married to Neiman, is an accomplished clarinetist, music educator and the program administrator for the Cleveland Institute of Music's Preparatory and Continuing Education Division.
Soo Goh is the principal clarinetist with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Carolina Philharmonic and a member of the music faculty of the UNC Pembroke. He holds a doctorate in musical arts from UNC Greensboro and hails from Penang, Malaysia, and performs both nationally and internationally He has previously performed with the Moore County Band, having been its guest soloist in November 2007.
The Moore County Concert Band is an all-volunteer organization, which offers four free concerts each year.
For additional information visit the band's website, www.moorecountyconcert band.com, or call (910) 295-2303.
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