Vance-Granville Community Band to present free holiday concert
On Thursday, starting at 7 p.m., the Vance-Granville Community Band will take the stage for its fifth annual holiday concert. The program will take place in the Vance-Granville Community College civic center at the school’ main campus. Admission is free.
A joint effort between students from the college and interested citizens, the band have selected a program that includes traditional Christmas carols and holiday favorites such as Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” “Greensleeves” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” A contemporary selection by Mannheim Steamroller will also be performed. In addition to seasonal music, the ensemble has arranged a medley of pieces by Mozart and will perform a John Philip Sousa march.
Jason Pulley, the band director at Eaton-Johnson Middle School, and Charles Peters, band director at Granville Central High School, will share conducting duties.
The community band, formed in 2008 has grown to approximately 50 members, including people from all four counties of the college’s service area and beyond. For more information, call Jason Pulley at (252) 213-1826.