Gardner-Webb Symphonic Band Concert Features Trumpeter Tim Hudson

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Annual Spring Performance Set for April 15

BOILING SPRINGS, NC – The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts presents their annual spring Symphonic Band Concert on Tuesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. in the Kathleen Dover Theatre, located in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on the GWU campus.  This event is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature Tim Hudson, GWU trumpet professor and founding member of the renowned group, Carolina Brass.  Hudson will perform Robert Russell Bennett’s Rose Variations, accompanied by members of the band.  Other musical selections to be featured include Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F, Festivo by Edward Gregson, the well-known Water Music by G.F Handel, and an arrangement of the traditional hymn, Abide with Me.

Organizers say that as a special treat, the band will also play a Beatles medley in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion.

The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Dr. Matt Whitfield, professor of music and director of bands at GWU, and is comprised of students, faculty and community members.

More information is available by calling the GWU Music Department at 704-406-4448.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University blends a liberal arts core curriculum with more than 55 specialized major and minor programs, a comprehensive academic experience grounded in a Christian environment of service, leadership, and intellectual freedom. 

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704.406.4264 or email Jeff Tubbs at with your request.