Tennessee Valley Winds to perform

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The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform its annual Winter concert under the direction of Erich Zimmerman, Conductor, and Greg Lawson, Associate Conductor, on Tuesday, Dec. 18,  at   7:30 p.m.in the auditorium of the Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.

Outstanding high school band students from Eagleville High School will join the Tennessee Valley Winds in their concert. Admission to the concert is free. 

Zimmerman is currently in his 20th year as a music educator in Middle Tennessee. He began his teaching career in Sumner County, and then transferred to Davidson County for 10 years, before moving to Rutherford County where he is currently the co-Director of bands at Rock Springs Middle and Christiana Middle Schools. In addition to teaching, Zimmerman remains active in performance, being a founding member of the Capitol Brass Quintet.

Prior to teaching, 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.

 Lawson has been a music educator for the past 27 years. He holds degrees from MTSU and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. After receiving his Master of Music degree, he began his teaching career at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, teaching 5th-12th grade instrumental music.

 In 1988, Lawson started the band program at the newly opened La Vergne High School in La Vergne, where he remained for 13 years.  He is currently a band director in the Murfreesboro City School System. In 2003, Mr. Lawson was selected as the “School Band and Orchestra” Tennessee Honoree as one of “50  

 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


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