Gardner-Webb University Music Department to Present Distinguished Artist Concerts

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Events to Feature U.S. Army Band Quartet on March 15, Composer on March 17

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University Department of Music will present two upcoming concerts featuring renowned musicians as part of the School of Performing and Visual Arts Distinguished Artist Series. The free public events include the U.S. Army Ground Forces Band Trombone Quartet on March 15 and composer Pepper Choplin on March 17.

A native of North Carolina, Choplin has composed hundreds of choral anthems and cantatas. His works have been performed in popular venues including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, home of the North Carolina Symphony.

The U.S. Army Ground Forces Band offers a number of ensembles such as the trombone quartet, including concert, ceremonial, jazz, woodwind and brass groups. The band provides world-class music and serves as musical ambassador between American combat soldiers and the public to instill pride in troops and promote patriotism.

Both of the performances in the Distinguished Artist Series are scheduled for 8 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium, inside Hamrick Hall on the Gardner-Webb campus. For more information, contact the GWU Music Department at 704-406-4448.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email servicerequests@gardner-webb.edu with your request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.