Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble concert Nov. 4

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform in concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 in the Main Hall of the Luther College Center for Faith and Life.

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

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform five works: "Ritual" by Joseph Turrin, "Third Suite" by Robert Jager, "Elegy for Albinoni" by Shelley Hanson, "Illyrian Dances" by Guy Woolfenden and "Americans We" by Henry Fillmore.

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble is an auditioned ensemble consisting of approximately 50 first and second year students. Membership is determined by audition. In addition to family weekend performances and their Dorian Band Festival performance, the Wind and Percussion ensemble gives a full concert each semester.

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble is conducted by Joan deAlbuquerque, director of bands and Luther associate professor of music. deAlbuquerque earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of North Texas and was appointed to Luther's music faculty in 2011.

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."

Joan deAlbuquerque