Northlake Community Band to give free concert


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Community Music School at Southeastern Louisiana University will present the Northlake Community Band Spring Concert Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. Scheduled in Pottle Auditorium on Southeastern’s campus, the concert is free and open to the public.
     Jerry Voorhees will conduct the concert that will include works by P. Mascagni, J. Offenbach, G. Kenny, B. Smetana, and L. Anderson, and will feature “Victory at Sea” by R. Rogers.
     “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 Music School 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 career 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 or 985-549-5502.

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