Vance-Granville Community Band to presents free spring concert

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 08:50 PM


The Vance-Granville Community Band has scheduled its annual spring concert for April 13, at 6 p.m. This free show will take place in the civic center at the college’s main campus, 200 Community College Road, Henderson.

The program, entitled “An Evening to Remember,” will consist of a variety of selections, ranging from marches to a Duke Ellington medley to the overture from “Semiramide,” an Italian opera. The emcee for the concert, Raynah Adams of Henderson, will provide narration for two pieces,  “Duty, Honor, Country” and “Until Justice Rolls Down Like Waters.” For the final selection, the Vance-Granville Community choir (made up of students, faculty and staff of the college) will perform with the band on “Armed Forces - The Pride of America.”

Ivory Brock, selected in January as the band’s new director and the new music instructor at the college, will conduct the band for the first time during this event. Holding a master of music education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, his resumé includes directorial and teaching positions at Elizabeth City State University and St. Augustine’s University.

The band, formed in 2008, consists of students of the college and local citizens from all four counties served by the institution and beyond. Call Brock at (252) 738-3222 for more information.