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Glenville State College Bluegrass Band show at Normantown Gym

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The Glenville State College Bluegrass Band will provide a live performance of their bluegrass music at the Normantown School Gym Saturday evening April 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM. 

This band is considered to be the number one Bluegrass Band in West Virginia and I assure you that you will love them and won’t want to miss them. 

They are made up of students enrolled in the Glenville State College Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Bluegrass Music currently administered and taught by a fantastic musician Dr. Megan E. Darby who just completed her Doctorate Degree.

The GSC Bluegrass Band has performed at Bluegrass Festivals in Kentucky, North Carolina, West Virginia,  Tennessee and New York and played with stars like Jessie McReynolds and Tom T. Hall, Ronnie Reno and many others. 

They recently recorded a CD at Tom T. and Dixie Hall’s Studio and some members have recorded in Nashville.

The Bluegrass Music program at Glenville State College was initiated in 2002 by Buddy Griffith, a professional musician and outstanding fiddle player as a Certificated Program and was extended to a four year Bachelor of Arts Degree Program by the WV Higher Education Commission in 2007 as a result of efforts by Buddy Griffith and the Fine Arts Chair, John McKinney. Glenville State College is the only West Virginia College to offer this program.

The Glenville State College Bluegrass Band performance is sponsored by the Normantown Historical Community Center as a part of the Center’s Mountain Heritage Music Program.

Admission charge will be $5.00 for Adults, $300 for High School and Elementary students with Children under 10 being free.

Concessions will be available at 6:00 PM. 

Every one is welcome to come and enjoy great music and fellowship.

Proceeds will go to roof repairs on the Gym.

For those who don’t know, we have a different sound system in the Gym and you can actually hear the presentation.

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