Slide Trombones. . .What is it About Trombones in Athens?
Athens, W.Va. - Trombones just happen to be the favorite instrument of Andrew (Andy) Necessary, Band Director of the Concord College band.
"I’ve been playing trombones for 25 years," stated Andy. "I guess I can blame my profession on my parents; we watched Lawrence Welck while I was growing up, and I just ‘knew’ that I wanted to play trombone. The trombone is a fun instrument to play because it is versatile as far as voicing goes, the harmonies are rich and have a lot of depth; it is a very lyrical instrument. Come to our performance, and you’ll hear what I’m talking about."
The performance Andy is talking about will be Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. The 10-member Concord College Trombone Choir will present a concert of traditional and contemporary music, and will be performing works by Beethoven, Biebl, Haydn, and Kreisler.
"You might think our performance will be ‘serious’ based on the composers we have chosen, but I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the broad range of sounds and ‘personalities’ we can demonstrate with a trombone," noted Andy. "At any rate, we would love to have a packed house for our 2nd Annual Trombone Choir performance. Admission to our performance is free, so bring your friends and join in the fun."
For more information, call 1-304-384-5101.
Concord College Notes: The Communication Arts Department produces the College’s student newspaper, radio programming and television programming. The department also produces theatrical and musical productions. It is organized similar to today’s modern corporation with the students completing projects under both student and faculty supervision. This gives students real-world experience that focuses on accountability and responsibility.