Cultural Opportunities Abound: The Itinerant Band and the Virginia Wind Symphony to Perform at TNCC

Published: October 20, 2005

Thomas Nelson Community College is once again presenting performances to enhance the cultural experience of citizens of the Virginia Peninsula. As part of its Folk Life Series, TNCC will present The Itinerant Bandon November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Also, onSunday, November 13 at 3 p.m., the community is invited to theperformance of the Virginia Wind Symphony. Both performances will take place at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium located on the TNCC Hampton campus. Additional information on each of these performances and others to be offered during the 2004-05 academic year can be found at or by calling 825-2779.

  • Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.: The Itinerant Band
    • $10 for students and seniors and $13 for adults
    • The Itinerant Bandis made up of seven musicians from the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia. They come from diverse musical backgrounds and have a shared passion for history that has led them to specialize in the music of early America. They perform tunes and songs from the Irish, Scottish, English and French traditions that would have been heard in 17th and 18th century America. In the spirit of the itinerant colonial musicians whose style they emulate, you may find as few as two or as many as seven of them at any given time and place performing everything from airs to sea chanties to dance tunes. When all together the group consists of George Bame on guitar & vocals, Paul Brockman on fiddle & vocals, Bob Clark on hammered dulcimer, Susan Lawlor on flute, whistle, & recorder, Dave McNew on Appalachian dulcimer, bodhran & vocals, Mary Normand on Celtic harp, and Marsha Wallace on guitar, mandolin & vocals.
  • Sunday, November 13, 3 p.m.: The Virginia Wind Symphony with The American Brass Quintet.
    • The65 member Virginia WindSymphonyis dedicated to playing the finest original and transcribed wind literature available. Organized in 1994 by Dennis Zeisler, the ensemble is comprised of professional musicians, military musicians, public and private school teachers and independent music instructors. The group provides a musical outlet for musicians from throughout the Hampton Roads area. Members benefit fromthe camaraderie brought about by music making and join in the opportunity to serve the region through year round community concerts. The Virginia Wind Symphony has recorded 5 commercialcommercial compact disks, available through the Walking Frog Catalogue.
    • Since 1960 The American Brass Quintet has been promoting brass chamber music as performers and arrangers of new works for brass quintet and compilations of earlier music.

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