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Columbia County Orchestra performs Salute to America

Posted: July 4, 2017 - 9:20am

The Columbia County Orchestra performed its annual patriotic concert in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.

Sixteen members of the 50-plus group performed its Salute to America concert Friday at the Evans government complex, that it performed at East Georgia State College a few days before.

The concert shared some patriotic tunes and other pieces celebrating America.

Music Director Rob Nordan said that the group is preparing to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in November.

"We have been around since 2008 and we are the first orchestra to start in Columbia County," Nordan said. "This group is made up of amateurs and professionals from around the CSRA, but it's a volunteer group."

Nordan said the concert Friday consisted of just 16 of the group's total 50 volunteer musicians that are part of the nonprofit.

Nordan added that the group performs between six and eight concerts every year and operates entirely on donations.

For a full schedule of concerts planned by the Columbia County Orchestra, visit their website at Columbiacco.org.

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