Fourth annual James W. Simmons Solo Competition & Dr. Genevieve Murphy Scholarship
Fourth annual James W. Simmons Solo Competition & Dr. Genevieve Murphy Scholarship
Map Unavailable

Saturday, February 1st 2014
12:00 am

The Municipal Band of Charlottesville, Inc. is sponsoring its fourth annual James W. Simmons Solo Competition & Dr. Genevieve Murphy Scholarship. This program gives local students the chance to receive both a $1,000 college scholarship and an opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the Municipal Band of Charlottesville on the April 13, Spring 2014 concert. The competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 1.

The competition is named for the 6th director of the Charlottesville Municipal Band, Mr. James W. Simmons, who began playing in the band in 1946 and was appointed its Music Director in 1980. During his 26-year tenure, the band increased in both membership and musicianship, playing many concerts in Charlottesville and in surrounding communities and across the state, attracting overflow audiences everywhere it played. He retired on December 31, 2006, and conducted his final program on April 24, 2007.

The scholarship is named in honor of its benefactor and Municipal Band of Charlottesville supporter, the Reverend Dr. Genevieve Murphy, whose generous donation underwrites this annual tradition that showcases the finest young musicians and encourages them to pursue higher education in the arts.

For more information, please visit the band’s website or call 295-9850.

Latest Stories

in National

Police arrest gunman after fatal siege at Colorado abortion clinic


Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs.

in Black Friday, Lifestyle, National

Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

in Sports

The weekend sports schedule


From the Associated Press, here’s a look at some of this weekend’s major sporting events. All times are listed in…

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: Holiday parodies of the year’s biggest hits


From "Bad Blood" and "Watch Me," to "Uptown Funk," here are the year's hottest songs made fit for the holidays.

in Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Ex-House Speaker Tom Moss Dies

House of Delegates  052411

A Norfolk Democrat who was the last member of his party to be the Speaker of the House of Delegates died Thanksgiving Day in South Carolina.