Gainesville Community Band

Sun, Nov 13

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First Presbyterian Church

Gainesville Community Band

The Gainesville Community Band, directed by R. Gary Langford, will present a Veterans Day Concert for a Cause in the sanctuary. The program includes a variety of patriotic songs and the First Presbyterian Church Chancel choir. A free-will offering will be taken.

Time & Location

Nov 13, 4:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA

About the event

The Gainesville Community Band was founded in 1974 with eleven members. In 1978, the Gainesville City Commission passed a resolution designating the GCB as the Official Community Band of Gainesville. It is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization with a current a roster of about 80 members, made up of teachers, professors, scientists, business professionals, students, physicians, contractors, realtors, trades-persons, and retirees; and a member of the Association of Concert Bands; and is actively involved in many community events.

Professor of Music Emeritus at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Langford came in 1971 to be Assistant Director of Bands and Professor of Trumpet. He received the Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Bucknell University and the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of North Texas where he was a member and soloist with the famed One O’Clock (Jazz) Lab Band.

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