By Dalton Reindollar, The Heritage at Lowman

Join us, Sunday February 11, 2018 for an afternoon of music. Performing will be Dem Bones, trombone ensemble.

Sharon McElveen Altman graduated from USC with a BA in Music and a Masters of Music Ed in Choral Conducting, with post-graduate work at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. She has served Columbia-area churches as Music Director, organist, pianist/keyboardist, and children’s choir director, and currently serves the Lord at Spring Valley Baptist Church. To pay the bills (smile), she also is a Project Manager at Computer Sciences Corporation. She is married to Jerald Altman, and they reside concurrently in Irmo and Lake City.

Ashley Fleshman: Ashley has lived in Columbia most of his life. He is a graduate of University of South Carolina with a Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Education. He was a high school band director and worked with Hobart Corporation. He is now retired and enjoys arranging music and making greeting cards.

Jonathan Ingram: Jonathan was born and raised in Columbia, SC and graduated from USC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He left the teaching profession and is now an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance. Please call Jonathan for a free quote because he needs to pay his light bill!

Bruce Clark: Bruce Clark, a native of Moultrie, Georgia graduated from USC with degrees in Commercial Music and Music Education. He retired from teaching and now serves as a Music Associate for Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church where he arranges and conducts the Mt. Horeb Orchestra.

Dem Bones: After many years of working together as the trombone section for the Dick Goodwin Band, our collective lives were stirred. “Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live” Ezekiel 37:5

The ministry of Dem Bones was born.

Brahms called the trombone: “The Voice of God”, Berlioz called it “The Epic One”, Mendelssohn cautioned that it was “too sacred for frequent use”. When the insightful Martin Luther translated the Bible, he changed the Hebrew word for trumpet to trombone, thus avoiding the awkward title: Dem Trumpets.

Dem Bones aim is to provide spiritual encouragement through music rooted in gospel and tradition. Our unique sound and arrangements are dedicated to the praise and glory of God.

All Sunday at Lowman Concerts are held at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoons in the New Life Chapel located in the Wellness Center on the Heritage at Lowman campus and will be followed by a reception in the adjacent Hoefler Gallery. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about our concert series please call 803-451-7414.

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