Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
July 18, 2007
Thomasville-- After building an impressive background in conducting, "I went to the San Francisco conservatory of music, got my bachelors in conducting and my masters in music and conducting," Gerard Troise's life led him down a different path. . .until recently. "After all these years I wanted to get back into music," says Troise, SWG Community Orchestra conductor.
The idea to start a local community orchestra is bringing an unlikely mix together. "Some of them have played all their lives, some of them are professional musicians, some of them are students in college, some of them are 8th graders," says director Tom Wagner.
Orchestra secretary & member Jessica Melear adds, "this is just a really unique way to get involved because it's all ages, it's professionals, it's middle schoolers, it's beginners."
It started with just a few but has grown into 24 members. Some are just learning their instruments, others are picking them back up after years away. "Once they started playing again they found out they had no avenue available to them to practice or participate," explains Wagner. Creating an avenue to do it is an obvious advantage of the group.
But it also creates a place where love and knowledge of music is continually passed on. "Its interesting to be able to learn from the professionals but also be somebody that's looked up to by the younger musicians," says Melear.
The orchestra hopes they'll have the opportunity to perform with local dance groups and other area orchestras in the future.
The Southwest Georgia Community orchestra has 24 members right now but would like to get up to around 50 to 60 members. If you'd like to join, contact Tom Wagner email@example.com