The Old Pros Big Band Orchestra of New River Community College will present holiday music Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Uptown Christiansburg Mall.
Admission is free, and donations will be accepted to the NRCC Educational Foundation to support the band. The NRCC Educational Foundation assists New River Community College in the endowment and distribution of scholarship funds, the purchase of equipment and furnishings, and the financial support of academic and community enrichment programs, such as the Old Pros.
Under the direction of Dean Chiapetto, the band plays music from the heyday of the Big Band Era as well as today’s modern sounds. The Old Pros are celebrating their 50th year. Over the years, the band has performed for events and groups including Gov. John Dalton’s Inaugural Ball, NRV Air Show, The Homestead Resort, Virginia Lions Club Convention, NRCC Graduation and many more. The band’s members include professionals, small business owners, teachers, retirees and students with varied musical backgrounds.
For more information about the Old Pros and to view their concert schedule, visit www.nr.edu/oldpros/.
Submitted by New River Community College