On Monday, June 24, 2019, East Georgia State College will host its seventh annual Patriotic Concert featuring the Columbia County Orchestra. An indoor picnic and cookout will begin at 5 p.m. in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center Rotunda, and the concert will follow at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. A special part of this year’s gathering will be a celebration of President Emeritus Dr. Willie Gunn. Dr. Gunn served as president of EGSC from 1976 – 1993 and is a special part of the college’s history. Please join the college as they celebrate Dr. Gunn’s contributions and legacy at EGSC.
The Columbia County Orchestra (CCO) was founded in February of 2008 by Rob Nordan, Music Director, who is an area music educator, free-lance musician, and church musician. The purpose of the CCO is to promote the musical arts and foster music appreciation, while also providing an outlet for amateur and professional musicians to express their musical talents in and around the CSRA. The CCO is the parent organization of the overall association of Columbia County orchestras and the Columbia County Youth Orchestra (CCYO). Instrumentalists come from across the area including the following counties: Columbia, Richmond, Aiken, Emanuel, and Toombs. The current groups do over 15 concerts annually. The CCO has a board of directors, which administrates the non-profit, 501c3 IRS approved organization.
Part of the Vision Series, the Patriotic Concert is, as always, free and open to the public. All are invited to celebrate with EGSC, so don’t miss out on this great event!