RCRs at Croatan High School, March 17th, 2012
Having performed in schools and colleges since their inception forty years ago, The Red Clay Ramblers, North Carolina’s Tony Award-winning string band, successfully unveiled a new experiment in Carteret County, N.C., on Saturday, March 17th. The Ramblers unveiled new musical arrangements (some based on charts they had developed for appearances with the North Carolina Symphony] in order to take the stage of Croatan High School (Newport, N.C.) and perform a unique evening’s entertainment with students in the Croatan High School Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble.
The concert — co-sponsored by Croatan High School’s Music Department and the non-profit North Carolina Coastal Federation, which is headquartered nearby, with full media support from the Carteret County News-Times and WTKF-FM (Morehead City) — packed the hall with enthusiastic parents, friends and fans, and left nearly $2,000 in the coffers of the high school’s music program. Student participants expressed great joy at the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a professional setting.
Said the CHS principal in the lobby after the show: “You’ve got a great model here!”[Photographs by Sam Bland]
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