Luther Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band Concert April 22

April 16, 2012 

The Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band will perform a joint concert Sunday, April 22 at 4 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform the works "Festivo" by Edward Gregson, "Blessed Are They" by Johannes Brahms and arranged by Barbara Buehlman, "Serenade, Op. 22" by Derek Bourgeois, "Night in Mexico" from "Airborne Suite" by Paul Creston and transcribed by Edward Jones, "English Dances" by Malcolm Arnold and arranged by Maurice Johnstone, and "Mangulina" by Paul Basler.

This program will be the premiere performance of the transcription of "Night in Mexico" from "Airborne Suite."

The Varsity Band will perform a variety of musical styles in their program of all American music, including the pieces "Emperata Overture" by Claude T. Smith, "Chorale and Shaker Dance" by John Zdechlik, "Heaven's Light" by Steven Reineke, "Concord" by Clare Grundman, and "Fandango" by Frank Perkins and arranged by Floyd Werle.

Both groups will be 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.