The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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November 14, 2012

Stanly County Concert band prepares 1st event

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 — The Stanly County Concert Band will host its inaugural performance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Henry Pfeiffer Chapel on Pfeiffer University’s Misenhaimer campus. The Pfeiffer University Wind Ensemble will perform at this concert, as well. Also featured at the program will be the Pfeiffer University Percussion Ensemble led by Ben Rhodes.

“This is the first concert with the Stanly County Concert Band, which is a newly formed organization whose mission is to provide lifelong participation in music and to the enhance the cultural life of Stanly County and the region though free or low cost performances. Our repertoire includes a wide variety of musical styles,” said Carmella Hedrick, Pfeiffer University Wind Ensemble director and treasurer for the Stanly County Concert Band.

The combined band is directedy Carmella Hedrick, Tim Hedrick, Frank Poolos and Doug Craig, all of which are well-known music directors in Stanly County.

Some of the pieces included at the performance are as follows:

“On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss” by David Holsinger. This piece is based on the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul.” The words were written by Horatio G. Spafford, a Presbyterian minister who lost his four daughters in an accident at sea. It is speculated that Spafford wrote the words describing his grief near the spot where his daughters are thought to have drowned.

“The Great Locomotive Chase” by Robert W. Smith. In the early years after the Civil War, Georgia was largely protected from military hostilities, leaving it free to ship arms, munitions, food and supplies to Confederate troops on the battlefields to the Northeast. It was the importance of the extensive rail system to the Confederates that prompted James Andrews, a Union spy from Kentucky, to attempt a daring effort to disrupt the 138-mile rail line connecting Atlanta to Chattanooga. This composition is based on that historical event.

“The Wizard of Oz” arranged by John Barnes Chance. This is an overture on themes  from the MGM classic motion picture, featuring “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” “The Merry Old Land of Oz” and “If I Only Had a Brain.”

Charter members of the Board of Directors for the concert band are: James Cotton, president; Stephanie Marrotto, secretary; Carmella Hedrick, treasurer; Doug Craig; Tim Hedrick; Frank Poolos and Walt Summerlin.

The inaugural concert is dedicated in memory of Dr. David Kirby, who was a charter member of the Board of Directors for the Stanly County Concert Band. Kirby, along with the other members of the board, worked diligently until his untimely death to organize and promote the Stanly County Concert Band, Inc.

 

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