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Northlake Community Band to give free concert

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – The Community Music School at Southeastern Louisiana University will present the Northlake Community Band Concert Tuesday, Dec. 5. “Valkyries, Nobles, and Princesses! Oh My!” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium on Southeastern’s campus and is free and open to the public.
     Conducted by Jerry Voorhees, the concert will feature works by Wagner, Rimsky Korsakov, Ravel, Sousa, Sullivan, Williams, Menken and others.  
     “The Northlake Community Band is a true musical jewel on the Northshore and the surrounding communities, and we are very proud to have them as part of the Community Music School,” said Community School Music Director Jivka Duke. “The band brings together musicians from various walks of life, from current and retired professional musicians to people who only recently started playing music again after many years of working in a different carreer field.”
     “The band also attracts many high school music students especially in the summer months,” Duke added. “We are very thankful for Dr. Jerry Voorhees’s vision of founding this ensemble and for volunteering his time to make the Northlake Community Band such a great asset to our community’s music life.”
     Duke said the Northlake Community Band always welcomes new members.
     For more information, contact the Community Music School at cms@southeastern.edu or 985-549-5502.




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