Niner Nation will never forget the tragic events of April 30, 2019, when an armed individual opened fire in a UNC Charlotte classroom, cutting short the lives of two students and injuring four others.

As we grieve, we celebrate their lives.

We are planning several events that will unite the University and Charlotte community together to honor and remember the lives lost and all those impacted on the one-year anniversary.

In addition to on-campus activities currently being planned by our students for that day, we will host a Remembrance Concert on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

The intent of the Remembrance Concert is to honor Reed Parlier and Riley Howell, our four injured students, and all those affected by the events of that day. The concert will be hosted by CBS national correspondent Don Dahler, ’91, and will feature the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. The concert will also include live musical, dance, theatre, and artistic performances from UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as an original composition written by one of our faculty members, John Allemeier. The composition will accompany an original video production that will both remember the victims but also the larger and united response of the greater Charlotte community.

We will communicate the on-campus activities as they are finalized and hope that you are able to join us in the way that best suits your personal preference. The entire UNC Charlotte community continues to be appreciative of and humbled by the generous outpouring of support from our region and beyond.

UNC Charlotte United April 30 A Remembrance Concert


A Remembrance Concert

Hosted by CBS correspondent and UNC Charlotte alumnus Don Dahler, ’91 with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Warren-Green and featuring UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, and alumni performers.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $10 for students, plus taxes and facility fees. Tickets may be purchased at

In Remembrance