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Tennessee Valley Winds to Perform Free Concert at the Stones River National Battlefield

The Tennessee Valley Winds Community Band Concert

in association with The Stones River National Battlefield and the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce

        Sunday, October 19, 2014

     2:00 pm

Stones River National Battlefield

3501 Old Nashville Highway

Murfreesboro, TN 37129


Erich Zimmerman, Conductor

Greg Lawson, Associate Conductor


MEDIA CONTACT:  Mary Margaret Moore, Assistant Publicity Coordinator, TN Valley Winds

Tennessee Valley Winds Community Concert Band Performance

Murfreesboro, TN- The Tennessee Valley Winds in association with The Stones River National Battlefield and the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce will perform a free concert under the direction of Mr. Erich Zimmerman, on Sunday, October 19, 2014   at   2:00PM. Admission to the concert is free.  Program will be:

Yama Midori - James Barnes

An Irish Air - Robert Sheldon

La Forza del Destino - Verdi/Lake

Clarinet Quartet Selections

Americans We - Henry Fillmore

Trail of Tears - James Barnes (Cherokee dialect coaching provided by

                                        Melissa Wadulisi Uwodu)

Young Person’s Guide to John Williams - arr. Jay Bocook

Mr. Erich Zimmerman is currently in his 24th year as a music educator in Middle TN. He began his teaching career in Sumner County, then transferred to Davidson Co. for 10 years, before moving to Rutherford County where he is currently the Assistant Director at Blackman High School. In addition to teaching, Mr. Zimmerman remains active in performance, being a founding member of the Capitol Brass Quintet. Prior to teaching, Mr. Zimmerman was a trumpet instrumentalist with the United States Navy Band, Washington D.C. His tour of duty included a 1988 national tour and weekly concerts. He was also a free lance musician in the Washington D.C. area. Mr. Zimmerman’s education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from TN Tech Univ., a Master of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from the Univ. of Texas, and a Master’s + 30 certificate from MTSU in Administration and Supervision. He is a member of the Music Educator’s    National Conference, the TN Music Education Assoc. where he served on the Board of Directors, and a member of Mid-TN Band Orchestra Assoc. where he served as President. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha, a professional music fraternity, and Phi Beta Mu, an honorary band director’s fraternity.

The Tennessee Valley Winds is a non-profit, all volunteer, self-supporting community band that has been providing quality musical performances since 1984. The community band experience is unlike school or professional groups. Rarely do amateurs and professionals, young and old, get to work together. The opportunity to learn and grow is unique. The director is more of a guide than an authority figure, and does not assign parts or solos. It is expected that all will help each other by offering suggestions and sharing. Friendships are born of shared work and musical enjoyment.

For more information about the Tennessee Valley Winds Community Band please visit: http://www.tnvalleywinds.org

For more information about the Parks: www.murfreesborotn.gov/parks