Tiger Symphonic Band anniversary concert features soloist Connor Mook, benefits AMEN House

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Marimba and xylophone soloist Connor Mook
(Photo: Collin Smith)

GEORGETOWN, KY – Georgetown College’s Tiger Symphonic Band celebrates 169 years of bands at the College with its annual Fall Anniversary Concert on Monday, November 25, at 8 p.m. in John L. Hill Chapel. The public is invited.

Featured student soloist playing the marimba and xylophone will be Connor Mook, a junior Psychology and Spanish double-major from Union, Kentucky.

A product of duPont Manual High School in Louisville, he is the son of Kenneth and Charisse Mook of Union.

Director Peter LaRue says Connor’s amazing artistry will be featured on two works: “A Cricket Sang and Set the Sun,” a marimba solo by percussionist and composer Blake Tyson, and “Serenade for a Picket Fence,” a xylophone solo with band accompaniment by conductor, composer and arranger Norman Leyden.

Other musical highlights for the Tiger Symphonic Band’s fall concert include works by James Curnow, Jay Dawson, Steve Hodges, and Robert W. Smith, to name a few.

As is the tradition for this annual performance, the price of admission is a canned or processed food item which is then given to AMEN House in Georgetown for Thanksgiving distribution to the less-fortunate in the Georgetown-Scott County area.

A reception for band scholars, families, and friends of Tiger Bands follows the concert. It will be held in the foyer of Hill Chapel.



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