MC-Community Concert Band presents fall concert

Oct. 10, 2012
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer

The Maryville College-Community Concert Band will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, is the band’s first concert under its new director, Tom Delozier.

Delozier, who is the director of bands for Coulter Grove Intermediate School, has been a music educator for Maryville City Schools since 1991.

He earned a bachelor of science in instrumental music from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was a member of the “Pride of the Southland Band” (his primary instrument was the tuba). He also served as the band’s drum major, under the direction of Dr. W.J. Julian. Delozier earned a master’s degree in administration and supervision and is an active member of the Music Educators National Conference, Phi Mu Alpha, the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, the Tennessee Bandmaster’s Association and the National Band Association.

The program for the Nov. 8 concert will showcase select concert band literature based on hymnsongs, including: “Variants on a Nautical Hymn” by Mark Williams (based on the Navy hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save”); “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zedechlik (based on the shaker tune "The Gift to Be Simple"); “Hymn Variants” by Alfred Reed; “Amazing Grace,” arranged by Frank Ticheli; “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” arranged by Steve Rouse; and “American Hymnsong Suite” by Dwayne S. Milburn (featuring hymnsongs "Wondrous Love,” "Balm of Gilead," "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," and "When We All Get to Heaven”).

The MC-Community Concert Band was established in 1992 by MC Associate Professor of Music Dr. Larry Smithee, who retired in May 2012. The 48 members of the band include working musicians, educators, high school and college students, business professionals and retirees from the local community. The group rehearses weekly during the school year.

For more information about the concert, please contact Delozier at or the Division of Fine Arts office at 865.981.8150.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,198.