Tar River Orchestra and Chorus Feature a Throw Back to Popular Outdoor Concert

May 30th - Chairman's Picnic and Concert 

The final concert of the year is a throwback to when the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus would do outside concerts. This year the group is going back to that idea and closing out the year with their Chairman's Picnic and Concert on May 30th. 

This Chairman's Picnic and Concert is scheduled for May 30th at 7:30 pm and will be a Salute to America. Music will be great American classics, patriotic favorites and music by legendary American composers. This concert will feature three of Tar River groups; The Tar River Symphonic Band, The Tar River Children's Chorus and The Tar River Chorus.

Gates will open at 5:30 and concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics with them for a great summer evening of family, friends and music. The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus League will be selling hot dogs, burgers, snacks and drinks.

The concert will be outside with tents available and a variety of activities designed to create an American Back Yard Summer. A Batman bouncer and slide will be on hand for the kids.

Tickets for the concerts are $13 and can be purchased at The Dunn Center ticket office or by calling 252 985-5197 or online at dunncenter.com 





Tar River Children's Chorus


Award Winners 

at Busch Gardens



tickets: 252 985-5197



South Village Nursing Center

Nash Health Care

Assisted Care Home Health

Pruitt Health, Hospice 

Sat, May 30th-7:30 PM

Back Yard Concert: Dan & Brenda Crocker 
3358 Turkey Foot Road Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Tar River Symphonic Band
Tar River Children's Chorus
Tar River Chorus 


America the Beautiful

American Salute

Band of Brothers

God Bless America 


Blue Skies

Let there be Peace on Earth 

and more







Saturday, May 30th

Chairman's Picnic and Concert

Gates open at 5:30
Concert at 7:30 PM

Salute to America

Dan & Brenda Crocker
3358 Turkey Foot Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Tar River Symphonic Band
Tar River Children's Chorus
Tar River Chorus



Music Matters 
Music Matters to Rocky Mount 

Orchestras Choruses, and Symphonies are shutting down all across America. These groups and the performances they give are critical to the cultural vibrancy of our communities. 

You know  names such as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Ellington, Basie, John Williams, Aaron Copland and more because you had the opportunity in school and in your community to experience music from these milestone composers.  

Let's keep that alive - consider a donation to the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus 
We are able to continue solely based on community support.

Call 252 985-3055 
or donate via Pay Pal 

Click the DONATE button at the top right of this page  


tickets: 252 985-5197



South Village Nursing Center

Nash Health Care

Assisted Care Home Health

Pruitt Health, Hospice 



Young Artist Competition 

Tips - Good to Know  

  1. The applicant will perform one movement of a concerto
  2.  Memorization is strongly encouraged, but not required
  3. The contestant will be responsible for providing his/her own accompanist
  4. The contestant must provide two numbered copies of the music for the judges
  5. The decision of the judges will be final
  6. All contestants will be notified by telephone at the conclusion of the auditions
  7. The The winner must agree to be available for a rehearsal with the orchestra  for the concert in the 2015-2016 season.


Young Artist Competition

May 2, 2015
Church of the Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount

Call 252 985-3055 for details 

Annual competition open to student musicians through high school who live in North Carolina.

The winner is awarded a $250 scholarship to be used for further study.

Winner also performs with the Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra.

Each contestant to perform a movement of an approved selection with accompaniment that also has an orchestral accompaniment.

$25 entry fee 

Download Application Here

How you can get involved

  1. Auditions
  2. Attendance
  3. Contributions
  4. Volunteer

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Turn your brain on!

Research shows a direct link between music and learning. Check out our latest link to make you think:

Music Lessons Improve Kids Emotional and Behavioral Growth - NEW RESEARCH

FROM THE WASHINGTON POST - Jan. 8, 2015, Speaking of Science

Music training not only helps children develop fine motor skills, but aids emotional and behavioral maturation as well, according to a new study, one of the largest to investigate the effects of playing an instrument on brain development.