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NOVA-Alexandria to host annual Children’s Concert

NOVA and local elementary and middle school students to take center stage

The Northern Virginia Community College NOVA Alexandria Band, the John Adams Elementary School Orff Ensemble and the George Mason Elementary School Jazz Band will perform a variety of musical selections as part of the Children’s Concert. The concert is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 2 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus, 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311.

This year’s concert is presented by the NOVA Alexandria Band with special guest Trumpeter Dennis Edelbrock. The Children’s Concert reflects the Alexandria Campus’ commitment to its community and is also a celebration of music education in the city’s local schools.

Music will include "Star Wars" movie music by John Williams and "Bugler's Holiday" by Leroy Anderson. Other selections will be by Carl Orff, Duke Ellington, Ennio Morricone, Herbert L. Clarke, Vittorio Monti, James Curnow, and Vincent Persichetti. 

The Grand Finale will include a combined performance by the NOVA Alexandria Band and area elementary and middle school students. The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is free in the Beauregard Street Garage. 

For additional information, contact Lisa C. Eckstein, music instructor and band director at NOVA-Alexandria, at 703.845.6252 or leckstein@nvcc.edu.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.