Concord University Band Performing Multicultural Benefit Concert April 1

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 24 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

Concord University Band Performing Multicultural Benefit Concert April 1

ATHENS - The Concord University Band will perform a Multicultural Benefit Concert on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the University’s Alexander Fine Arts Center Theater.
The concert will be based on a selection of music from around the world including America, England, Russia, Spain, Mexico, Italy and France. Band Director Laura Zamzow said the audience can “look forward to a multicultural trip through time.”

The Band will perform American standards like “The Thunderer” and modern songs like “Shortcut Home” as well as a Spanish piece called “Malagueña” and Renaissance pieces Ms. Zamzow has transcribed for band. Concord University music student Thomas Hilliker from Wytheville, Va., will be conducting “Malagueña.”

Proceeds from the event will help fund the Band’s participation in a New York University clinic taught by Dr. Matt Sullivan. Band members will experience New York City’s culture and history and perform at the South Street Seaport. The New York trip is planned for April 7-10, 2011.

Tickets for the Multicultural Benefit Concert can be reserved through the Concord University Box Office at and by calling (304) 384-5101 or emailing Tickets are $5 for adults and admission is free for all students under age 18. The University Box Office will open an hour before the performance for ticket sales.


Rachel Eastman, a student in Concord University’s Public Relations Workshop, wrote this press release.