The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Wilken to the position of Music Director of the Land of the Sky Symphonic Band.
The band will continue its Spring concert schedule under the direction of Dr. David Kirby, with performances scheduled in Brevard, Asheville, and Mars Hill.
Dr. Wilken has conducted the band for its last three rehearsals. He will assume his full responsibilities as Music Director in August when the band begins its 2011-2012 season.
Walt JusticeChairmanBoard of DirectorsLand of the Sky Symphonic Band
It’s been a great time conducting the last three rehearsals. It’s a fine group, made up of serious amateur players and some professionals as well. During one of the rehearsals I had fun milking the rubato passages bit more than I would usually do. I wanted to see how far I could take it, but they all watched and followed. It’s always a pleasure to conduct an ensemble that follows that closely.