by Madison V. Fisler
Oct. 16, 2013. The Watauga Community Band, a beloved musical fixture in the High Country, will perform their Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. The concert will take place in Rosen Concert Hall in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University.
Under the direction of Band Director Bill Winkler, the band will perform pieces by Ralph Vaughn Williams, George David Weiss, Bob Thiele and Brant Karric.
Since 1987, the Watauga Community Band has been providing the High Country with beautiful quality music.
“We do a little bit of everything,” said communications manager Allison Walsh.
“We do popular music, marches, classical pieces, it’s really a combination of genres.”
The Watauga Community Band is a nonprofit organization that brings great music to the High Country. They play concerts each season, including a fall concert, a Christmas concert, a spring concert and shows on Memorial Day, Veterans Day and the International Day of Peace.
“We raise our money through our summer concerts like the Fourth of July Parade and our shows at area campgrounds,” Walsh said.
“People are always welcome to donate to us if they are interested.”
The concert on Oct. 20 is completely free and open to the public.
If you love music and are interested in joining the Watauga Community Band, don’t be shy!
“We are always looking for new members,” Walsh said.
“There are no auditions and no fees. If you have an instrument you would like to dust of, we play on Tuesday nights in the Spencer Rehearsal Hall at Appalachian State. Anyone who wants to join us is welcome.”
For more information about the Watauga Community Band, click here.