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April 17, 2024 5:36 am

University of Mount Olive, Wayne Community College to combine for band concert

MOUNT OLIVE – A concert featuring the University of Mount Olive (UMO) Symphonic Band and Jazz Group along with the Wayne Community College (WCC) Band will take
place on April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall on the UMO campus.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Selected to provide entertainment on Carnival Cruise lines, the UMO Jazz Group is a unique ensemble that has also received invitations to perform at various jazz festivals.  The hybrid ensemble will perform jazz standards by Dave Brubeck, Chic Corea and Dizzy Gillespie.

The Wayne Community College Band, under the direction of Dr. Bill Ford, will join the UMO Symphonic Band in a collection of show tunes, marches, and new band literature.
UMO Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. Douglas R. Overmier said, “This concert will have something for everyone from the novice to the musical expert.”