Entertaining the Community of Eastern North Carolina since 1987

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Our Conductor

James E. Mauser Jr. is a long time director of the Tar River Community Band. He first joined the band in 1998 on trombone following his move to Eastern North Carolina to become the band director at S.W. Snowden School in Aurora. A native of Allentown, Pa., he holds a bachelors degree in music education from West Chester University, and is a former member of Pennsylvania famed Red Hill Band, a community band that has been going strong since 1900. Mauser is the band director at Southside High School in Chocowinity, a position he has held since the school first opened its doors in 1999.