Tar River Symphonic Band
The Tar River Symphonic Band is comprised of about 50 musicians. There are about 17 local musicians who play, and the other
musicians are hired from central and eastern North Carolina. The band is currently directed by Dr. David McChesney, principal
trumpet in the Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra, director of bands at Ravenscroft School, and trumpet professor at UNC-Chapel Hill;
and Dr. Michael Votta, Director of Bands at the University of Maryland, formerly of UNC-Chapel Hill.
RECENT CONCERT THIS SEASON
- Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7:30pm at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at NC Wesleyan College
Campus, Rocky Mount, NC
- “Movie and Television Favorites” including:
- Victory at Sea
- John Williams' The Mission - NBC news theme
from Video games: Halo, Civilization, Kingdom Heart
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- The Incredibles
- Saving Private Ryan
- Dr. David McChesney,
- Click here to see photos from the concert.
Dr. David McChesney
Dr. David McChesney, principal trumpet in the Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra, is director of
bands at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC, and trumpet professor at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Michael Votta
Dr. Votta, Director of
Bands at the University of Maryland, formerly of UNC-Chapel Hill.
Listen to the Symphonic Band play "Festive Overture" by Dmitri Shostakovich; arranged by Donald Hunsberger