Alexandria Campus to Host Joint Band Concert With George Mason University

The NOVA Alexandria Band and the George Mason University Wind Symphony

Concert Band Concert

Friday, October 28 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NOVA’s Alexandria Campus

Free and open to the public

Free parking for this event is available in the Beauregard Street parking garage across from the concert hall

For More Information:
Contact Lisa Eckstein at 703.845.6252 or


In the first half of the program, the NOVA Alexandria Campus Band, under the direction of Eckstein, will perform “Occident and Orient” by Camille Saint-Saens, edited by Loras Schissel, “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett, “Satiric Dances” by Norman Dello Joio, and “Nobles of the Mystic Shrine” by John Philip Sousa.

In the second half, the George Mason University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mark Camphouse, will perform “Variations on ‘America”’ by Charles Ives, transcribed for band by William E. Rhoads, “Two American Canvases” by Mark Camphouse, “Raise the Roof for Timpani and Symphonic Band” by Michael Daugherty, “Commando March” by Samuel Barber, “Blessed Are They” from A “German Requiem” by Johannes Brahms, scored for band by Barbara Buehlman, “Over My Head” (African American Spiritual) and “Patriot Pride” (The George Mason University alma mater) by Vincent Oppido.

The second half of the program will feature Mark Camphouse (composer), John Kilkenny (timpani soloist), Crystal Golden (soprano soloist), Linda Gammon (guest conductor) and Captain Daniel Boothe (guest conductor).

At the end of the program, the two bands will combine to perform “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa, arranged and adapted for modern bands in the “Sousa style” by Keith Brion and Loras Schissel.

See the flyer in this edition of the Intercom.

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