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3rd Annual North Carolina Community Band Festival

posted Mar 23, 2012, 9:58 PM by Erik Dickelman   [ updated Mar 23, 2012, 9:59 PM ]
Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vance-Granville Community College will bring together its own community band with others from around the region for the third annual North Carolina Community Band Festival on Saturday, March 31 at the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Henderson.

Members of the Greensboro Concert Band, Durham Community Concert Band and the Vance-Granville Community Band will attend clinics by professional musicians during the day.

Among the sessions will be a woodwind clinic by Jimmy Gilmore, who served as the Principal Clarinet for the North Carolina Symphony for over 40 years, and a brass clinic by noted trumpeter Dennis de Jong.

North Carolina Community Band Festival

The bands will perform a concert for the public starting at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center
1126 Poplar Creek Road, Henderson, NC 27536 (map)
Admission to the concert is $5, but free for children, age 11 and under.

As in past festivals, the program will conclude with members of all the ensembles playing as one mass band, this time under the direction of special guest Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant (who will also conduct a clinic during the day).


Attention Band Members:  Please arrive and be ready to play for our clinic at 2:00pm!

For those interested in the woodwind or brass clinics come an hour earlier:
1:00 pm Woodwind Clinic (Jimmy Gilmore, clinician)
1:00 pm Brass Clinic (Dennis deJong, clinician)