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New Albany Community Band to perform at McCoy center Feb. 2


The 50-member New Albany Community Band will present its annual concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

"The theme for this one is concert band classics," said band director Darren Falk. "We'll be playing a lot of music that's been the tried-and-true repertoire for concert bands over the decades."

He mentioned such works as Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst, Shepherd's Hey by Percy Grainger and Salvation is Created by Pavel Chesnokov.

"We'll be playing seven other pieces, as well," Falk said.

He said the show will run a little over an hour, giving attendees plenty of time to get home to watch the Super Bowl.

No admission fee will be charged but, Falk said, the band is requesting a $10 donation at the door.

He said donations will be given to the New Albany Arts Council, "which covers McCoy center rental fees and general expenses to produce (the) performance."

The New Albany Community Band is composed of adult and student musicians, mostly from the northeast side of Columbus and New Albany, Westerville and Gahanna. Falk said the band also has members from other parts of central Ohio, including Hilliard and Lewis Center.

"It's made up of adult and student musicians, most of whom are people that have careers outside of music who continued to play outside of school and college," Falk said.

The group is supported by the New Albany Arts Council and performs with the New Albany Chorus during the annual Concert on the Commons in June at New Albany High School.

This year, the band also will perform with the New Albany High School band in March and with the Grove City Community Winds in May.

For more information on the band or how to become a member, visit