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Spring Band Performances Include Special Mother’s Day Event

Spring Band Performances Include Special Mother’s Day Event

Bring all the special ladies in your life out for a memorable afternoon of musical entertainment especially for moms. The Greenville College Concert Band will present its fourth annual Mother’s Day Concert on Sunday, May 11, at 4 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center on the Greenville College campus. Mrs. Kathie Filby will join the band as narrator in this final offering in the 2013-14 concert band performance series.

The concert program features a transcription of George Gerswhin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” with Dr. Tom Stampfli on the piano, transporting listeners deep into a musical portrait of 1920s New York. Greenville College senior Jarod Garcia is showcased as the trumpet soloist on “Tico Tico,” a familiar Brazilian tune recorded by Carmen Miranda and The Andrews Sisters, as well as many others. From Dixieland jazz to “A Song of Loudest Praise,” all musical tastes will find something to enjoy in this year’s closing performance.

On Saturday, May 10, at 6 p.m., the Greenville College Jazz Band will play for dinner and dancing at the Greenville Women’s Club 40th anniversary celebration, hosted at the Greenville VFW. For tickets or more information about the Women’s Club event, contact Gayle Wise at (618) 664-2149.

Don’t miss the Jazz Band’s final performance of the semester May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center. For more information about the music department’s spring offerings at Greenville College, contact Linda Peters at (618) 664-6560 or

The Greenville College Concert Band is under the baton of Professor Will Fairbanks. Since his arrival at Greenville College in 2010, the instrumental ensembles have grown to include the concert band in addition to the Panther Corps Marching Band, the basketball pep band, and a traditional big band jazz ensemble.

This story was published on May 03, 2014

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