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CCU Symphonic Band to perform premiere of new work

April 11, 2005

Coastal Carolina University's Symphonic Band will present the "50th Anniversary Concert" on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The band, which consists of some 60 Coastal students of all majors, will perform the premiere work commissioned for Coastal's 50th Anniversary, "Coastal Overture" by Steve Reisteter.

Also featured in the concert will be soloist Beth Miller, Coastal clarinet instructor, playing the "Clarinet Concerto," written by British composer Martin Ellerby. CCU President Ronald R. Ingle will narrate Sam Hazo's patriotic "Each Time You Tell Their Story." Other selections in the program will include pieces by traditional band composers such as John Philip Sousa and Alfred Reed.

The band is directed by assistant professor of music James L. Tully, who is director of bands. The event is part of Coastal's 2005-2006 Cultural Arts Series. For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.