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Community Band readies for concert

Published 12:51am Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Southeast Alabama Community Band Concert is set for 7 p.m. Monday at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University. Admission is free.
The Southeast Alabama Community Band will be under the director of James W. Smith, Jr. He will lead the band in a performance of the “Finale to the New World Symphony,”  “Entry March of the Boyers,” “Bugler’s Holiday” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Principle trombonist Don Aplin will be the featured vocal soloist in a “Tribute to Elvis.”
The concert is sponsored annually by the Troy Arts Council and is the final event on its 2013-24 calendar.
Ruth Walker, TAC president, said the Southeast Alabama Community Band Concert is a highly anticipated event.
“Anyone who enjoys outstanding concert band music will enjoy this concert,” she said. “The band features some of the best musicians in Southeast Alabama and beyond.”
To have musicians of this caliber come together in concert is a special opportunity and one that is not to be missed, Walker said.
“The Troy Arts Council also takes this opportunity to recognize those in our community who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of community service, art and music during the year,” Walker said. “Each year, the TAC makes presentations to individuals or groups in these three areas during the concert.”
Walker said nominations for the awards are made by members of the TAC and a council committee makes the selections.
“We invite everyone to come out Monday night and enjoy a great night of music by the Southeast Alabama Community Band and help us in showing appreciation to those who made significant contributions to the arts during the year.”

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