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Watauga Community Band Spring Concert Features Appalachian Faculty

BOONE–The Watauga Community Band will perform its spring concert on Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Rosen Concert Hall in Broyhill Music Center.

The band features soloists Dr. Wayne Van Devender, a herpetologist in Appalachian’s Department of Biology, and Dawn Perry, interim director of the Marching Mountaineers. Also featured are the School of Music’s Nancy Schneeloch, Rodney Berry, Douglas Miller and Linda Jackson.

Dr. Charles Isley will conduct.

The program features “The Star Spangled Banner” arranged by John Philip Sousa, “National Emblem March” by E.E. Bagley and the “William Tell Overture” by Gioacchino Rossini.

Van Devender is the horn soloist for “Rondo, 3rd Movement from Concerto No. 3 in E flat” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

“Fascinatin’ Rhythm” will be performed by Susan Lyons, Kathy Butler, Carol Winsor and Suzanne Wise. Perry is the featured tuba soloist in “Radetsky March” by Johann Strauss.

Other compositions on the program are “Macarena

(La Virgen de la Macarena)”

by Bernardo Baustista Monterde, “The Trombone Rag” by John Higgens, “Root Beer Rag” by Billy Joel, “Tuba Tiger Rag” by Henry DeCosta and “The Pilgrims Chorus” by Richard Wagner.

The Watauga Community Band is a volunteer group.

Membership is open to any adult in the community. No fee or audition is required.

More than 250 people have played with the band since 1986.

The band practices weekly and performs indoor and outdoor concerts.

In June, the band will travel to Iceland and England to perform with community bands there.