The Tennessee Valley Winds will perform a free concert at 7:00 o'clock Thursday night, May 22nd. This concert is presented as a partnership with the Rutherford County Board of Education Stewart’s Creek High School. The school is at 301 Red Hawk Parkway in Smyrna.
Erich Zimmerman is the conductor of the Tennessee Valley Winds. He is currently in his 24th year as a music educator in Middle TN. He began his teaching career in Sumner County, then transferred to Davidson Co. for 10 years, before moving to Rutherford County where he is currently the Director at Thurman Francis Arts Academy. In addition to teaching, Mr. Zimmerman remains active in performance, being a founding member of the Capitol Brass Quintet. Prior to teaching, Mr. Zimmerman was a trumpet instrumentalist with the United States Navy Band, Washington D.C. His tour of duty included a 1988 national tour and weekly concerts. He was also a free lance musician in the Washington D.C. area. Mr. Zimmerman’s education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from TN Tech Univ., a Master of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from the Univ. of Texas, and a Master’s + 30 certificate from MTSU in Administration and Supervision. He is a member of the Music Educator’s National Conference, the TN Music Education Assoc. where he served on the Board of Directors, and a member of Mid-TN Band Orchestra Assoc. where he served as President. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha, a professional music fraternity, and Phi Beta Mu, an honorary band director’s fraternity.
The Tennessee Valley Winds is a non-profit, all volunteer, self-supporting community band that has been providing quality musical performances since 1984. The community band experience is unlike school or professional groups. Rarely do amateurs and professionals, young and old, get to work together. The opportunity to learn and grow is unique. The director is more of a guide than an authority figure, and does not assign parts or solos. It is expected that all will help each other by offering suggestions and sharing. Friendships are born of shared work and musical enjoyment.
For more information about the Tennessee Valley Winds Community Band please visit: http://www.tnvalleywinds.org
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