The Pawleys Island Concert Band has been awarded a grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The amount of the grant is $2,500. The support will allow the organization to upgrade its music library and instrumentation. The mission of the band is to bring area musicians together for their development and enjoyment with the goal of presenting quality instrumental performances for the enrichment of the community.
“We are very grateful for the continued support of the South Carolina Arts Commission,”
said Pawleys Island Band Conductor Carson Turner. "This support makes it possible to continue the storied and historic traditions of America’s town bands".
Local residents can see how the Arts Commission grant and local funds are benefiting the Pawleys Island Concert Band by attending any of the following concerts. The band will perform at the Veterans Day commemorations at the V.F.W. in Murrells Inlet. Our annual Christmas Concerts will be presented at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 3:00 pm on December 15 and at Pawleys Island Community Church at 7:00 pm on December 17.
The Pawleys Island Concert Band is an all-volunteer, adult community band serving the Waccamaw neck and Georgetown. They perform several free concerts each year and provide an array of traditional concert band music from big band, marches, jazz, and show tunes to light classical selections. Members are area residents of all ages who desire to contribute their skills and dedication to our community to promote musicianship, present high-quality enjoyable music, and to encourage young people to enjoy the lifelong excitement of the musical arts.
The band rehearses each Tuesday at 7:00 pm at Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church.
About SCAC: The South Carolina Arts Commission is the state agency charged with creating a thriving arts environment that benefits all South Carolinians, regardless of their location or circumstances. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the Arts Commission works to increase public participation in the arts by providing services, grants and leadership initiatives in three areas: arts education, community arts development and artist development. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Arts Commission is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696.