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John Craig, Director

The Harper Concert Band is open to any high school graduate whose musical ability and expertise would enable him/her to perform instrumental band music of the grade V and VI level. This level is comparable to that of the former bands of Hudson and Lenoir High and those of current high schools in Caldwell County.

Contact John Craig:

Rehearsal Location:

Hibriten High School Band Room 
Rehearsals on Mondays 7:00pm - 8:45pm in the Hibriten High School Band Room. Interested individuals should contact the Harper School for information.

Performance Schedule:

Harper Concert Band
Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 3:00pm
Location: LHS Auditorium

A Tribute to "Concert Band"
Cox Mill High School Band / Harper Concert Band
Sunday, November 10, 3:00pm
Location: J.E. Broyhill Civic Center
Admission: Free admission. Donations taken at door

A tribute to "Concert Band" is a joint effort of Joseph Earp and John Craig to create a great afternoon of music for the community. Mr. Earp (West Caldwell Alumni - 2002) has partnered with Mr. Craig to bring the "Spirit of Cox Mill" (Concord, NC) to Lenoir to perform with the Harper Concert Band for Mr. Earp's home town. The evening will include selections from musicals, movies to some of the great band classics. Mr. Earp will also be premiering a newly composed work to honor the great "Lenoir High School Band."

Presented by Cox Mill High School Band and Harper School of Performing Arts 

Harper Concert Band - Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:30pm
Location: LHS Auditorium 

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.

Ludwig van Beethoven