Northwestern College Symphonic Band to present concert

Symphonic Band member playing the tubaNorthwestern College’s Symphonic Band will present a concert in Christ Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27. The event is free and open to the public.

The hourlong concert will include selections from the band’s spring tour program and its upcoming concert at the Iowa Bandmasters Association conference, including “Hounds of Spring” by Alfred Reed, “Only Light” by Aaron Perrine, “First Suite in E-flat" by Gustav Holst, “No Shadow of Turning” by David Gillingham and “The Crosley March” by Henry Fillmore.

The 50-member band’s spring tour includes performances and a clinic in South Dakota and Nebraska.

“We are excited to share about our spring tour experiences, both through music and words, at this concert,” says Dr. Angela Holt, assistant professor of music and director of the Symphonic Band. “Our spring tour includes a variety of audiences, so we look forward to sharing with our home audience how God is able to use the vehicle of music in all walks of life.”

Northwestern’s Symphonic Band has performed across the U.S. and internationally, and was selected as the state’s only small-college band to perform at the 2018 Iowa Bandmasters Association conference, to take place May 10 in Des Moines.

Holt joined Northwestern’s faculty last fall after serving as the associate director of wind studies and instructor at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Also the assistant conductor of the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra, she previously directed bands at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a high school in Texas. Holt earned doctoral and master’s degrees in instrumental conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Wheaton College.