November 5, 2003
Contact: Dr. Larry Smitthee, Associate Professor of Music
The Maryville College-Community Concert Band, under the direction of Maryville College Associate Professor of Music Dr. Larry Smithee, will present its fall concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in Wilson Chapel on the College’s campus.
Dedicated to the wonders, colors and splendors of the season, the program includes the solemn spiritual prelude “Deep River” in a setting by James Swearingen, “Two Jolly Fugues” attributed to George Frideric Handel in an arrangement by Richard E. Thurston and Mark William’s “Variants on a Nautical Hymn.”
The band will perform James Curnow’s Two Fiddle Tunes (“Lovely Nancy” and “Hay Makers”), Donald W. Stauffer’s stirring and energetic “U.S.S. Kennedy March” and Franz von Suppé’s exciting overture “Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna.” A very reverent rendition of our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” arranged as a love song to our country by Jack Stamp, is also on the program.
The evening’s music will spotlight two superb young talents. Maryville High School senior Eric Schneibel will render the “Concerto for Trombone and Band” by N. Rimsky Korsakov, and Maryville College student Dwight Dockery will solo on Ron Nelson’s “Night Song” for euphonium and wind ensemble.
The Maryville College-Community Concert Band was founded in the spring of 1992 by Dr. Smithee. The more than 60 members of the organization include working musicians, educators, high school and college students, business professionals and retirees from the local community. Many of the musicians have been with the organization from the very beginning. The group rehearses weekly during the school year in order to perfect their stirring performances of the vast and varied repertoire for the concert band.
Performances are free and open to the public.
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 its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.