The Symphonic Band of Northwestern College will tour in Idaho and Washington March 6–13, performing in churches and schools in 10 communities. Visit www.nwciowa.edu/band-tour for concert times and details.
The ensemble will perform eight musical pieces. Among them is Sanctuary, by Frank Ticheli, a composition that musically expresses rest, solitude and protection. Exultate, by Samuel Hazo, is an energetic piece that is a technical showcase for the band, says conductor Dr. Timothy McGarvey, Northwestern professor of music.
The concert will conclude with The Red Machine by Peter Graham. The piece was written for a London-based regimental band called the Cold Stream Guard, the official band for the changing of the royal guard. Listeners will hear strains of A Mighty Fortress is Our God.
The 53-member Symphonic Band has performed across the U.S. and in Central and South America. During their spring break tour of the Pacific Northwest, the musicians will also perform community service in Seattle.
The band will perform its home concert in Northwestern’s Christ Chapel on Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.