By MELINDA WILLIAMS
The Old Pros Big Band Orchestra of New River Community College will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special concert and dance Saturday, June 22.
The event will be held in Edwards Hall room 117 from 8-10 p.m. In lieu of admission, contributions will be accepted with proceeds going to the NRCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Program.
The orchestra is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1973 by a small group of musicians interested in preserving and playing the sounds of the Big Band era. The group plays music from the heyday of the Big Band era, as well as today’s modern sounds.
Band members have diverse musical and professional backgrounds and span a wide age range.