The Vance-Granville Community Band will present its annual spring concert on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the public is invited.
The concert lineup features light classical and contemporary favorites. The program includes themes from classic feature films and TV series, “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Great Escape” and “Hogan’s Heroes”; several marches (“Guadalcanal” by Richard Rodgers, “Free-Lance” by Sousa and “Phantom Regiment” by Leroy Anderson); a medley from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, “H.M.S. Pinafore”; the “Night in Venice” waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr.; “Nightfall,” featuring band member Tom Koinis on the alto saxophone; and “Grandfather’s Clock,” featuring band member Bob Salzmann on the euphonium.
The concert will also include selections played by the “Old Vanguard Woodwind Quartet” and “Exodus,” a piano solo played by VGCC staff member Bobby Scott.
VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock is the band’s primary conductor, and Brian Miller, the retired band director at Louisburg High School, is the associate conductor.
The Vance-Granville Community Band, sponsored by the VGCC Division of Arts and Sciences, includes people of all ages, from all walks of life, and from throughout the region. Anyone who plays an instrument is invited to join. Percussion players are especially needed. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the community college.