GWU Symphonic Band to Perform in Tucker Student Center on Dec. 2

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Written by Jill Blank, Communications Intern

Show to Feature Christmas Selections, Senior Soloist

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — The Gardner-Webb University Symphonic Band will present a concert featuring Christmas music and a senior soloist on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Stewart Hall inside the Tucker Student Center on the Boiling Springs campus. Admission is free.

GWU’s band will play selections by Percy Grainger, Jerry Bilik, Travis Cross, and John Zdechlik, including “Chorale and Shaker Dance” and “Irish Tune from Country Derry.” The program will conclude with a festive Christmas medley.

Senior music education major Paul Singh will be featured as an alto saxophone soloist on the Sammy Nestico composition, “Persuasion.”

The concert will offer selections for all musical tastes, said Dr. Matt Whitfield, music professor and conductor. “There’s a march, a sacred piece, and Christmas music,” Whitfield shared. “We have a slow jazz piece with a student saxophone soloist. There’s also a lively but more substantial work that is a staple of the band repertoire.”

More information about Gardner-Webb’s Symphonic Band is available by calling 704-406-4448.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them for career success and for engaged, responsible citizenship in their professional, civic and spiritual communities.