Concert Fundraiser Helps Pittsboro Animal Refuge

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will be from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Music will be performed by Tres Chicas, an alternative-country trio from Raleigh; Mebanesville, a roots/rhythm/world music group based in Mebane; indie singer-songwriter David George; The Cools, a father-daughter folk-blues duo from Durham; Puzzle, a rock trio based in Burlington; John Salmon and Stephanie Schmidt, a double-piano jazz duo from Greensboro; and Robert White, a bagpiper from Raleigh. Besides raising money for the animal rescue program, Scarpa said the event is a way to raise awareness and support for banning animal gas chambers in North Carolina. We want North Carolina to close all of the animal gas chambers, Scarpa said. Its not an acceptable way for animals to end their lives. We will have leading experts who will bring awareness and provide information about this as well. Scarpa, a native of Italy, described herself as an angry child. I was autistic and didnt begin to talk until I was 5 or 6. Her father brought in a cold, little kitten one night and laid it on her chest. This kitten became my family, my world, she said. Her love for animals began then and has continued into adulthood.

Memorial concert honors band master Daniel Hiestand

Or donations can be sent to the CSUC Music Department. “When Dr. Hiestand first came to the university, he taught the marching band, the concert band and some music education classes,” Dr. Tevis recalled. “So many of us who are currently band directors, or have just recently retired, went through Dan’s program. “He cared about his students. Its exciting to know that he touched that many people. He always wanted us to be ourselves, and he treated people with underlying fairness. Everything had to be right. Do the right thing,” Tevis said. “When we work with our students, we always want them to be the best they can be. That’s the kind of attitude he instilled in us.” This annual memorial concert will begin with the university band under the direction of Dr. Tevis. “There are 40 members in our concert band,” Tevis said.