Luther College Homecoming was early this year, which presented a challenge to our many music groups to be ready for performance. They were up to it, however: Five choirs participated in the Sunday morning worship service, plus a brass ensemble and a jazz combo. The Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band are well on their way to a good year with long-standing conductors. Nordic Choir has an unusual situation this academic year—following the resignation of Allen Hightower late in the spring, too late for a proper replacement search—and there will be a succession of three conductors in the course of the year. Ann Howard Jones, professor emerita of music at Boston University, is the conductor for the fall semester. She is impressive; the choir sounded amazing at its Homecoming concert.