Stanly County Concert Band will offer ‘Sounds of America!’

Published 2:02 pm Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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The Stanly County Concert Band will present “Sounds of America!” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center.

The concert is a collection of music that represents several of the many cultural communities that comprise the population of the United States.

There is no cost for admission.

Some of the pieces include “Americans We,” a military march by Henry Fillmore; “Solas Ane” (Yesterday’s Joy) by Samuel Hazo; “Bayou Breakdown” by Brant Kerrick, which blends elements of American bluegrass in the style of Bach with a Cajun twist; variations on “Scarborough Fair,” an arrangement by Calvin Custer; “Kivgik” by Carl Strommen; “Selection from Encanto” featuring music from the movie “Encanto,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda; “Fantasy on a Japanese folk Song;” “Fantasy on an African American Spiritual,” arranged by Bruce Preuninger; and “Each Moment Should be Lived Fully” by Brooke Pierson.

Dr. Elizabeth Harrison, coordinator of music and assistant professor at Pfeiffer University, is featured pianist with the band. She is also director of music at Christ Episcopal Church in Albemarle.

The band will have a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Central United Methodist Church.

The mission of the Stanly County Concert Band is to provide lifelong participation in music and to enhance the cultural life of Stanly County and the region through free or low-cost performances.