‘Concord Pops’ Features Talents Of Concord University Band And Choir Students

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 27 2013

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



ATHENS, W.Va. – “Concord Pops,” a show featuring Concord University’s Symphonic Band, Collegiate Singers and ConChords, is being offered to the community in two upcoming concerts.

A performance is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center on Concord’s Athens campus. The show goes on the road for a 2 p.m. performance at Tamarack in Beckley, W.Va. on Thursday, April 4.
Both performances are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

Dr. Laura E. Zamzow, Concord’s director of bands and assistant professor of music, said the combined band and choir concert includes 44 Concord students. Joining Zamzow in putting on the show is Keely J. Rhodes, assistant professor-music-choral and vocal.

“The choir has been doing a lot of popular music by Taylor Swift and The Beatles,” Zamzow said. “The band will feature three trumpet students on a piece called ‘Bugler’s Holiday’ and (perform) a very popular classical piece arranged for bands called ‘Mars’ from ‘The Planets.’

She said the band will also perform two selections from the film “Captain America.”

Zamzow said that while there is no admission charge to either performance, donations for the student performers’ upcoming trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Va. will be accepted.

For more information contact Zamzow at lzamzow@concord.edu or 304-384-6090.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086
if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.