Symphonic Band to tour
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The concert will include traditional and modern selections by composers from the U.S. and abroad. “Melita” by Thomas Knox is an arrangement of The Navy Hymn, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” and will be conducted by Matthew Honken, a Northwestern College senior music major from Sibley, Iowa. “The Glass Bead Game,” a Pulitzer-nominated composition, features Northwestern senior Aaron Sundet, Clarksville, Iowa, on French horn.
The band will also perform "The Rejoicing" by Handel and "American Overture for Band" by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, a longstanding standard in the wind band repertoire.
The 48-member Symphonic Band is directed by Dr. Tim McGarvey, professor of music at Northwestern. The ensemble has performed across the U.S. and internationally, including in Cuba last spring.
The band will perform its final concert of the 2013–14 academic year in Northwestern’s Christ Chapel on Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.