Old Pros to sponsor benefit swing dance at NRCC

The Old Pros Big Band Orchestra of New River Community College will sponsor a benefit Swing Dance Saturday, March 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the T.J. Anderson Student Lounge in Martin Hall at the college in Dublin.

Admission is free and donations will be accepted for the NRCC Educational Foundation, which assists New River Community College in the endowment and distribution of scholarship funds, the purchase of equipment and furnishings, and the financial support of academic and community enrichment programs.

Under the direction of Dean Chiapetto, the band plays music from the heyday of the Big Band Era as well as today’s modern sounds. The Old Pros are celebrating their 45th year. Over the years, the band has performed for events and groups including Gov. John Dalton’s Inaugural Ball, NRV Air Show, The Homestead Resort, Virginia Lions Club Convention, NRCC Graduation and many more. The band’s members include professionals, small business owners, teachers, retirees and students with varied musical backgrounds.