Charles D. Whitehill, Ph.D., retired professor of music at Potomac State College, left, and his son, C. Rhoades Whitehill, retired from the United States Navy Band in Washington, D. C., collaborated in writing and arranging a three-movement suite for concert band entitled Classic Suite For Band. The work will be performed by the Potomac State College-Community Band on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 pm in the Church-McKee Arts Center, with Dr. Whitehill serving as guest conductor for this piece. Dr. Whitehill is founder of the band which is currently under the direction of Jay Moon. The public is invited to this free concert.
The West Virginia University Potomac State College-Community Concert Band will present their annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Church-McKee Arts Center Auditorium. The concert is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.
The band, which is under the direction of Jay Moon, consists of 42 wind, string and percussion players. The ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, arranged by Roszell will be performed.
Charles Whitehill, PhD, professor emeritus
of music at Potomac State College, and his son,
C. Rhoades Whitehill, retired from the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C., collaborated in writing and arranging a three-movement suite titled “Classic Suite For Band.” Dr. Whitehill will take the podium as a guest conductor while the concert band performs Andante Con Moto, March and Fugue, and Waltz.
Other selections include excerpts from Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, and arranged by Longfield, which is said to have captured the essence of an ideal America. Also, being performed is Armed Forces Salute arranged by Bob Lowden, a tribute to the men and women who serve our country; the stimulating Infernal Dance and Finale from the Ballet, The Firebird by Stravinsky, arranged by Balent; and the inspiring John Williams in Concert arranged by Paul Lavender.
The concert will continue as the band alludes to our neighboring planet with Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst and arranged by Owens. The finale will include a traditional British folk song, Man of Harlech from Welsh Folk Suite, arranged by Albert Oliver Davis.
The Potomac State College-Community Concert Band is an instrumental ensemble that offers both college students and community members with an opportunity to perform music. For further information regarding the PSC Ban, please contact Jay Moon at email@example.com.