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Coastal Carolina's Symphonic Band hosts fall concert

October 10, 2006

Coastal Carolina University's Symphonic Band will present its fall concert, "Music Around the World" on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.

The Symphonic Band, which is comprised of nearly 55 Coastal students of all majors, will perform American, British, French, and Latin music in various styles. The band is led by James Tully, assistant professor and director of bands at Coastal. Featured songs include: "British 8th March," "Radetzky March," "Stars & Stripes Forever," "Carnaval in Sao Paulo," "Seis Manuel," "Three Ayres from Gloucester," "Scenes from The Louvre," "Fanfare from La Peri," "Simply Amazin' Amazing Grace" and selections from the Broadway show "Wicked."

The concert will feature guest conductor Les Hicken, director of bands at Furman University. Hicken is the Artistic Director of the Carolina Youth Symphony and the Director for the Furman Summer Lakeside Concert Series. In the fall of 2000, Hicken completed a residency with the public schools of Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro State in Brazil preparing a concert with their String Orchestra. He received the Outstanding Bandmaster of the Year Award in 2000 and the Outstanding Contributor Award in 2002 from the South Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Mu. In 2002, he was inducted into the American Bandmasters Association.

General admission is $8, and admission for alumni and senior citizens is $6. For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.