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NHCS Arts Announces Upcoming Chorus, Band and Orchestra Performances

All-County Choral Festival

The New Hanover County Schools All-County Middle School and High School Choral Festival concert will be presented on Saturday, October 14th, at 2:00 p.m., at the Minnie Evans Arts Center featuring top performers from our middle and high schools. Guest choral conductor, Dr. Dan Huff, Area Head of Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will conduct the middle school All-County Chorus concert. The high school All-County Chorus will be conducted by guest choral director, Diane Covington, who served as Choral Director at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh 19 years before retiring.

The public is cordially invited to attend this evening of choral music. There is no admission fee.

Marching Band Showcase

The New Hanover County Schools Department of Arts Education presents the 2017 Marching Band Showcase at Hoggard High School’s stadium on October 17, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. The evening will be hosted by Announcer Latty Bost and will consist of performances on the field by each of NHCS’ four traditional high schools. Middle school bands will add music in the stands during transitions. It is an exciting evening that will culminate with a grand finale, featuring the high schools as they take the field together to perform their fight songs in succession.

The marching bands are led by:

Robert Pearson, Director- Laney High School Marching Buccaneers
Robert Parker, Director- Ashley High School Screaming Eagle Regiment
Andrew George, Director- New Hanover High School Marching Wildcats
Rod Reed, Director- Hoggard High School Marching Vikings
Amy Sandlin, Director- Holly Shelter Middle School
Patti Knauf, Director- Noble Middle School
David Tyson, Director- Murray Middle School
Pete Frank, Director- Roland-Grise Middle School
Anna Griffith, Director- Myrtle Grove Middle School
Kari Loeber, Director- Trask Middle School
Crystal Britton, Director- Virgo Middle School
Gwen Fitzpatrick, Director- Williston Middle School

All-County Orchestra Concert

The New Hanover County Schools’ eighth grade and high school All-County Orchestra Concert will be presented at the Minnie Evans Arts Center on October 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Outstanding student musicians from NHCS’ middle and high schools will perform under the direction of guest conductors. New Hanover County Schools welcomes Dr. Kevin Geraldi, Associate Professor of Conducting and Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as the guest conductor for the high school students. Matthew Wilson, a middle and high school orchestra teacher in Charlotte, will be the eighth grade guest conductor.

The concert is open to the general public and admission is free.

Posted: 10/10/17