Gardner-Webb’s Symphonic Band to Perform in Concert on April 23

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Performance Features Big Band, American Overture, and Super Hero Tunes

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts – Symphonic Band presents a spring concert featuring a wide range of musical selections on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. in the Kathleen Dover Theatre, located in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center.

“The big band part of the program includes a medley of famous tunes from the swing era of jazz,” said Dr. Matt Whitfield, professor of music and director of the Symphonic Band.  “The concert also features a new work, ‘In Perfect Silence I Often Gaze at the New Stars,’ which is composed by Richard Saucedo.”

Other selections on the program include Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances,” “American Overture” by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, “Introit” by Fisher Tull, and even the “Captain America March” by Alan Silvestri from the 2011 movie soundtrack.

This performing arts event is free and open to the public.  More information about the School of Performing and Visual Arts is available through Whitfield at 704-406-4457 or by email at

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).