CU’s Concert Band Is Going ‘Places’

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 05 2014

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712


ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University’s concert band will be hosting their first concert of the semester entitled “Places” on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center’s Main Auditorium.

The music will use lots of percussion and brass to transport listeners to different countries around the world, featuring music from “Africa” by Robert W. Smith to “Highlights” from the movie “Brave” by Patrick Doyle. Concord’s Band Director, Dr. David Ball, says that the program is “varied and challenging” and that “the group [of students] is really rising to the occasion.” All in all, Ball believes that the performance will be “rewarding for the performer as well as the audience.” Concord University students as well as community members are encouraged to attend.

There is no admission cost for “Places” but donations are being accepted at the door. The concert band will also be holding a different performance entitled “A Strange Way to Travel” on April 28 at 7 p.m. as well as a recruiting tour beginning April 24 through April 27. For more information on Fine Arts events at Concord University, visit


Jillian Bailey, a senior in the Public Relations Workshop, wrote this release. She is from Mullens, W.Va.