Dalton/Whitfield Community Band to Perform


Approximately 60 members of the Dalton/Whitfield Community Band will perform along with a special guest conductor at the next concert in Dalton State College’s spring concert series.

The concert will be Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Northwest Whitfield High School. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. David Holsinger, who will lead the band for a couple of arrangements, is an award-winning composer and conductor on the faculty at Lee University. He is the inaugural conductor of the Lee Wind Ensemble and heads the graduate wind conducting program.

“This concert marks the fifth annual spring concert for the band,” said Dr. Ellie Jenkins, associate professor of music who organizes the concert series. “We’re so honored and excited to welcome Dr. David Holsinger to the podium, especially since he’s conducting both the ‘Holst Suite in E-flat’ and one of his own great works.”

The band will also perform pieces such as “Light Calvary Overture,” “On an American Spiritual,” and “An Old Scottish Melody.”

The community band, directed by George Barnett, formed in 2012 and features several members of Dalton State’s faculty, as well as several students.

Membership is open to musicians beyond high school age who have previous experience with standard band instruments. High school students are eligible for the band with a written recommendation from their high school band director.