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“there are no words:” Palmetto Concert Band National Band Association Performance

The Palmetto Concert Band has been invited to perform the finale concert for the National Band Association convention in Charleston, February 20 at 9 PM at the Charleston Gaillard Center. The program will feature the world premier of “there are no words” by James Stephenson. The work, commissioned by the Palmetto Concert Band, was composed in response to the tragic mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last year. The piece is dedicated to the victims: Clementa, Cynthia, Tywanza, Ethel, Sharonda, Daniel, Myra, Susie, and Depayne. The concert will also feature horn soloist J.D. Shaw, Associate Professor of Horn at University of South Carolina, performing “Mystic Dance” by Rick DeJonge. The concert is free.