Luther Concert Band to perform April 15

April 11, 2012

Luther College Concert Band will perform in concert Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

The band will perform "Aspen Jubilee" by Ron Nelson, "My Jesus, Oh What Anguish!" by J.S. Bach and transcribed by Alfred Reed, and "Folk Dances" by Dmitri Shostakovich and edited by H. Robert Reynolds.

The performance will also include "Harrison's Dream" by Peter Graham, a piece written for the United States Air Force Band.

Created in 1878, the Concert Band is one of the oldest touring organizations in the nation and ranks among the country's outstanding college bands.

Luther's Concert Band has toured throughout the United States, Western Europe and Japan, and has been selected to appear in many state and national music conferences.

The band is under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque, Luther director of bands and associate professor of music.

As a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, deAlbuquerque has worked with a variety of middle and high school bands in New Mexico, Colorado, California and Israel.

She has conducted at state and national conferences including the California Band Directors Association, California Music Educators Association, Colorado Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Conference and the National MENC Conference.

deAlbuquerque is a regular contributor to the "Teaching Music through Performance in Band" series, published by GIA Publications. She has also written for the Kappa Kappa Psi/ Tau Beta Sigma publication, "The Podium."

She holds the bachelor's degree in music education and the master's degree in wind conducting from Michigan State University and the doctoral degree in wind conducting from the University of North Texas.