Normally, a library is a quiet place where book lovers can sit and read and students can do research and get their homework done. But thanks to a partnership with Warren County Schools and the North Carolina Symphony, Warren County Memorial Library is pulling out all the stops for a morning of music and fun on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Families are invited to stop by the library at 10 a.m. as Matthew Neff with the N.C. Symphony reads a book about music, talks about the sounds that instruments make, especially his instrument, the bass trombone.
The fun-filled event is part of the symphony’s Music Discovery program, funded by PNC Grow Up Great and the Warren County Community Foundation. It is geared for preschool and elementary-age children and their families.
Neff joined the symphony in January 2020 as a bass trombonist. Prior to joining the symphony, he was a member of the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C., where he performed bass trombone in the Commodores jazz ensemble, brass quintet and ceremonial band. During his years in Washing on, he had an extensive freelance career and performed with symphonies across the Mid-Atlantic States. An advocate for music education, Neff has conducted master classes and clinics throughout the country and served as Adjunct Professor of Trombone at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, all while maintaining an active private low brass studio in his home. Neff is enjoying his new home in Raleigh with his wife, Tricia, and two of their four daughters.
For More Information about the Library or to Access eResources: Go to www.wcmlibrary.org for event details and additional services offered. All library programs are free to access. Call the library for more information at 252.257.4990. The library is located at 119 S. Front St., Warrenton, NC 27589.