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February Concerts Announced

The PCB is pleased to be performing two concerts in February: our annual performance at the USC Band Clinic in Columbia, SC (Feb. 13), and a special invitation performance at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC as the finale concert for the CBDNA/NBA Conference (Feb. 20).

The concerts will be featuring some familiar pieces, as well as a newly commissioned work by James Stephenson titled “there are no words.” The piece was composed in response to the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC last year, and was originally written for a small ensemble. The PCB is honored to premiere the wind band arrangement at these two upcoming performances.

For more information about our upcoming concerts, please visit our Performances page or our Facebook page.

Additional thanks to Gil Shuler for the use of his design, “we shall overcome” to further honor the memories of those fallen. We could think of no better imagery to pair with this performance.

Giving Thanks

THANK YOU on speech bubble price labelsMany thanks to everyone who was able to come to our November 22nd concert. In addition to bringing one of the largest audiences we’ve had for a fall concert in some time, you were also very generous. With your help, the PCB collected 177 food items for Harvest Hope Food Bank! These items were given out to families who might not have had a Thanksgiving without your donations. So thank you, again!

Stay tuned to our Performances page or follow us on Facebook for information coming soon about our February concerts (you read that right!) coming up in just a few months. If you would like to see your name in those programs as a donor, be sure to contact us before February 1. Visit our Support Us page for details.

Until next time, we wish you the happiest of holidays!

2015 Fall Concert: Band’s Greatest Hits

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The Palmetto Concert Band is looking forward to kicking off this exciting 2015-16 concert season at the Koger Center for the Arts on November 22 at 4:00PM with music by some of the greatest composers for band–in our opinions, at least! Click here for concert details. As always, this is a FREE CONCERT and is open to the public.

Additionally, as this concert falls the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we felt the need to do something more than just create good music for an appreciative audience. We are asking concert attendees, as they are able, to bring a non-perishable food donation on November 22 to help Harvest Hope Food Bank stock up their shelves in preparation for the upcoming season. Donation bins will be located on both sides of the Koger Center lobby. For a list of Harvest Hope’s greatest needs leading up to the holidays, please click here.

For news and additional details about the concert, follow the PCB on Facebook. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you this season!

Mark Your Calendars!

announcement-iconWe have just announced performance dates and times for our 2015-16 season! Be sure to mark your calendars now and reserve that time for yourself to come and enjoy a free concert with the PCB. “Like” the Palmetto Concert Band on Facebook and follow our Events, and you’ll be among the first to learn about our program selections for each concert. (A hint for the season ahead: there will be a world premier piece at one of this season’s performances!)

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the upcoming season, please also visit our Support Us page. All of our concerts are free to the public, so we rely on your donations and generosity to be able to play on. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to presenting you with another riveting concert season!

AmazonSmile

The Palmetto Concert Band is now registered with the AmazonSmile program!

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Simply log into smile.amazon.com, type “Palmetto Concert Band” into the organization box and shop as usual. Amazon will donate 0.5% of of your purchase amount to the PCB. This is a quick and easy way to give, and won’t cost you a penny. Please share this with your friends and family!

Many thanks!

There are so many “thank you’s” in order after our Memorial Day concert…

Thank you to our audience members. We were so pleased to get to play for such an enthusiastic crowd.

Thank you to our servicemen and women for the sacrifices you’ve made so that we can live in peace and freedom. We are honored and humbled.

Thank you to Dr. Moody (again) for your many years of service to the musical community, to the University of South Carolina, and to the PCB. You mean so much to so many!

And finally, thank you to Sen. John Courson for attending our concert today and for presenting Dr. Moody with the Order of the Palmetto. It was a pleasure to share the stage with you!