Wind and Percussion Ensemble to present concert Nov. 9

Oct. 29, 2010

The Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform in concert Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life main hall.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Directed by Frederick Nyline, Luther professor of music, the program includes "Echoes of the Hollow Square" by Johnnie Vinson; "With Pleasure" by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Robert Foster; "Radetzky March" by Johann Strauss, arranged by Alfred Reed; "ONata Lux" by Guy Forbes, arranged by Preston Hazzard; "Jubilee Overture" by Philip Sparke; "Energetikos" by Gary Gilroy; "How the West was Won" by Jerrold Immel, arranged by John Higgins; and "Glorified" by David Gillingham.

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble consists primarily of first- and second-year students. In addition to Luther Family Weekend performances and a Dorian Band Festival performance, the 50-member Wind and Percussion ensemble gives a full concert each semester.

Nyline also conducts the Luther Concert Band and Varsity Band. He teaches advanced instrumental conducting.

Before joining the Luther faculty in 1973, Nyline served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota as associate director of bands and director of the University Men’s Chorus.

Nyline has been a guest faculty member at the University of Illinois and director of bands in the Austin, Minn., school system. He has served as guest conductor for the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan.