Potomac State College/Community Band to Present Spring Concert April 19th

Concert Band

Pictured above is the Potomac State College/Community Band performing their holiday concert this past December under the direction of Richard Frush. The band will take to the stage again on Tuesday, April 19th, at 7:30 p.m. when they present their Spring Concert in the Church-McKee Arts Center. The community is invited to enjoy this free presentation. 

The Potomac State College/Community Band, under the direction of Richard T. Frush, will perform a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church-McKee Arts Center auditorium on the campus of Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University.

The program will feature a variety of both traditional and contemporary wind-band literature.

The band will open the concert with Jack Stamps powerful “Cenotaph-Fanfare for Band” that features a wide array of percussion instruments. Following will be a tribute piece to the late Richard A Davis, former PSC choir/music professor, called “A Chorale Prelude-Raise Your Joys and Triumphs High.” Next, to be performed, is Robert W. Smith’s aggressive work entitled “Crush” with driving rhythms and percussion that will surely keep the audience interested. “Lindbergh Variations” by Robert Sheldon is a theme written to honor the statue of the Charles Lindbergh baby with four Variations that weave the main theme through different styles and meters culminating with a majestic reference to the original statement.

“The New Colonial March” by R. B. Hall is an American march written in the British Military Band style of which it grew in such popularity in England that it is widely thought of as an English march. The Concert Band selections from “Man of La Mancha” features the popular tunes from the musical that is based on Cervantes classic "Don Quixote." Included is “Little Bird,” “Dulcinea” and the “Impossible Dream.” “An Unending Legacy” by Barry Milner is a truly beautiful melody written to evoke a remembrance of and to honor someone who has had a profound impact on your life. Several soloist will be featured.

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children" is the quote Roland Barrett used to inspire him to write “And In The End It Was Earth.” This piece attempts to convey the inherent beauty, majesty, and grandeur of our planet. This exuberant work features aggressive rhythms, energetic dynamics, multiple meters and sweeping melodic lines the audience is sure to enjoy.

This annual Spring Concert is free of admission and the public is cordially invited to attend.