David Carbone, Artistic Director/Conductor

The Lowcountry Community Concert Band’s final concert of the year opens on Tuesday, December 12, at 7 pm, at the Center for the Arts Building (CFA) at USCB’s Beaufort Campus, located at 805 Carteret Street.  This event is free and open to the public.  Wheelchair-accessible.  Come and enjoy great seasonal music favorites played by 60+ volunteer musicians.

The program includes:

Fanfare for the Festival Of Lights, setting by Evan VanDoren; Herald the Holidays (Holiday Flourish for Band), by Robert W. Smith; Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson;

O Magnum Mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen, transcribed by H. Robert Reynolds; Greensleeves, arranged by Alfred Reed; Christmas and Sousa Forever, by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Julie Giroux; Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming, arranged by Larry Kerchner; and Minor Alterations (Christmas Through the Looking Glass), by David Lorien.

The LCCB performs under the baton of Conductor/Artistic Director David Carbone, who has over 30 years of experience in music education and the marching arts as a performer, conductor, educator, arranger and adjudicator.  Associate Conductor, Deborah Hamner, currently teaches Band, Music Appreciation, and Piano at May River High School.  Her background includes years of prior experience with the Marine Corps, as a clarinetist and later conductor of Marine Bands at Parris Island, as well as various overseas locations.

The LCCB is sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of South Carolina – Beaufort.  The LCCB provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages and abilities to play instrumental music together for enjoyment as well as to perform for the community.  Any OLLI member is welcome to join.  Students and adults of any age can also join the band.  The LCCB is 100% self-sustaining, and receives no state or local funding.  Donations are welcome, and are used for buying new music and equipment, repairing instruments, and rental of venue space for performances where required.  For further information, visit our LCCB website, at www.ollilccb.com, and click on the “Donate” tab.