The Moore County Concert Band will perform a free outdoor Memorial Day concert on Monday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. at the Timmel Pavilion located at the Arboretum, 105 Rassie Wicker Drive, Pinehurst. The public is invited to bring their chairs or blankets.
The program will consist of two parts. The first part will be conducted by David Seiberling, the band’s esteemed bandleader for nearly 40 years. It will be highlighted with “The second suite for military orchestra in F major” by Gustav Holtz (1874-1934), one of Seiberling’s favourites. This suite, written primarily for military bands, contains four movements, the last weaving together two familiar melodies in the ‘Fantasy on the Dargason’.
Dr. Timothy Altman, the group’s new director, will take over for the second part, conducting “The Symphonic Gershwin”, music by George Gershwin (1898-1937) and arranged by Warren Barker. Another Gershwin composition will be an arrangement of “Strike Up the Band”, also arranged by Warren Barker.
The Moore County Concert Band is a voluntary organization of musicians of all ages. Members perform for the joy that music brings to them and others. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by generous donations from patrons.
For more information and news about upcoming performances and locations, please visit moorecountyband. org. All concerts are free to the public.