MC-Community Concert Band fall concert slated for Nov. 14

MC-Community Concert Band fall concert slated for Nov. 14

Oct. 30, 2013
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer

The Maryville College-Community Concert Band, under the direction of Tom Delozier, will present its annual fall concert on Thurs., Nov. 14.

The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, is free and open to the public.

The program for the concert includes Procession of the Nobles by Rimsky Korsakov; Frank Ticheli’s Cajun Folk Songs with featured soloist Mike Layland; The Gum-Sucker’s March by Percy Grainger; Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre; and American Pageant by Thomas Knox.

“The Ticheli composition is based on two traditional Cajun folk songs, La Belle et le Capitaine and Belle,” Delozier said. “American Pageant was commissioned for the inauguration of President Richard Nixon in 1973 and has been performed at each subsequent presidential inauguration.”

The MC-Community Concert Band was established in 1992. Band members 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 or the band, 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 1,197.