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VGCC Community Band presents free Holiday Concert

The Vance-Granville Community Band will hold its second annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 13. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s main campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Michael Stephenson, the Vance-Granville Community College music instructor and director of the band, said that the evening’s music will include many favorite holiday selections, including Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, The Messiah Overture by Handel, and many Christmas medleys. A special portion of the program will also be devoted to small children.

Formed in October 2008, the community band is a combination of VGCC students and interested citizens. The band premiered with a holiday concert in December 2008. All four counties of the VGCC service area (Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin) are represented in the band, which has grown to more than 50 members. For more information, call Michael Stephenson at (252) 738-3346.

Above: Michael Stephenson, the VGCC music instructor and director of the Community Band, conducts the band during its premiere holiday concert in 2008. (VGCC Photo)