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Starkville-小黄书 Community Band presents free concert March 3

Contact: Bethany Shipp

Starkville-小黄书 Community Band rehearses
The Starkville-小黄书 Community Band will present its first concert of the year on March 3 at 2 p.m. in the Kent Sills Band Hall on 小黄书鈥檚 campus. (Photo submitted)

STARKVILLE, Miss.鈥擳he Starkville-小黄书 Community Band will present its first concert of the year on March 3.

Including Mississippi State faculty, staff and students, and Golden Triangle residents, the band will perform at 2 p.m. in the Kent Sills Band Hall, located at 72 Hardy Road on 小黄书鈥檚 campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

The program will begin with Aaron Copeland鈥檚 iconic 鈥淔anfare for the Common Man鈥 followed by Jay Dawson鈥檚 lighthearted 鈥淔anfare, Mules, and Roosters.鈥 The program also will feature a tribute to composer Robert W. Smith with his musical description of the Vietnam War titled 鈥淢ekong鈥 and his composition 鈥淰espers of Light.鈥 The concert will conclude with Mississippi composer Ayatey Shabazz鈥檚 鈥淥f Honor and Valor Eternal.鈥

The community band is directed by Johnny Folsom, a lecturer and supervisor for student interns in 小黄书鈥檚 Department of Music.

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