MC3Band to present pops concert Nov. 15 

MC3Band to present pops concert Nov. 15 

Nov. 4, 2019

The MC3 Band, under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, will present a concert of popular music on Fri., Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

The concert, titled “Pop Goes the Band,” is free and open to the public.

“This is the first ‘pops’ concert that the ensemble has played in at least five years,” said Simpson. “The music is easy to listen to, fun and well-suited for people who wouldn’t usually attend a classical music concert.”

The MC3 Band serves a dual purpose: to provide a means of artistic expression for all of its members (community and student) within the wind band medium, and to provide MC students with the opportunity to perform and learn within a large ensemble setting. Band members include working musicians, educators, college students, business professionals and retirees from throughout East Tennessee. Using a symphonic band instrumentation, the band performs repertoire from the entire scope of the wind band tradition.

For more information about the concert, please contact Simpson at

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