On the evening of February 27th, the RJR Division of Bands staged their second annual "African American Compopsers Concert at Reynolds Auditorium. Two different musical groups performed:
* the RJR Collective Elephant Jazz Band
* the RJR Wind Ensemble.
It has been learned that the fund-raising efforts of the Band Department have fallen several hundred dollars short of their projections. This is a GREAT Band Department with a FABULOUS director (Jonathan Hamiel). Won't you please consider making a secure credit card tax deductible donation by clicking here ( * )? To make a donation via check: mail your check (made out to "RJR Alumni") to:RJR Alumni * PO Box 26172 * Winston-Salem, NC 27114Please write on the memo line "RJR Band."
Below are 4 pics of the all the pictures of African American composers (created by RJR students in Visual Arts classes) that were mentioned near the end of the concert.
And last, but certainly not least: Band DIrector Jonathan Hamiel mentioned that there is a full-page "article" on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System website that tells all about this great concert. What a GREAT way to help celebrate Black History Month! To view this article, click here ( * ).
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