After 26 years, Emerson leaving as director of community band

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 11:45 PM.

“The members come and go, but this last bunch has been with us better than nine or 10 years. We’re down to seven people, but that’s OK. They come and they play and we make good music, I think.”

She said the band, which practices at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Havelock Senior Center, would be in good hands with Martin as the new director.

“He’s a retired Marine band person and I’m sure that he will do good things for the band,” she said. “This young fellow has been to all kinds of music schools and he knows a whole lot of everything, and I’m sure he can take the band upward and onward. We’ve got things to do and places to go, and I just hope that he’ll keep on going and I’m sure he will.”

Emerson was recognized for her dedication to the band at a recent meeting of the Havelock Board of Commissioners.

Despite leaving her position as director of the community band, Emerson said she would remain active with activities in the Havelock Cultural Arts Committee.

“We still have the art show in February and music in the park in August and all sorts of stuff,” she said. “So you didn’t get rid of me all together.”

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