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Dorian Band Festival Grand Concert

  • Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Location: Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Featuring three festival bands and 625 high school musicians from 105 high schools, Luther College's annual Dorian Band Festival Grand Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, February 27th in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The concert's festival bands include a Symphonic Band- an auditioned group of about 75 students, and the Sperati and Noble Bands- both consisting of 250 high schoolers. To attend the festival students must be nominated by his or her high school band teacher.

Symphonic Band, under the direction on Joan deAlbuquerque, will perform Henry Fillmore's "Americans We," Robert Spittal's "Pacem: A Hymn for Peace," "Red Rock Mountain" by Rossano Galante and "Spirit of the Pioneers" by James Curnow.

Directed by Linda Moorhouse, Sperati Band will perform "Earth Song" by Frank Ticheli, "God of Our Fathers" by Claude T. Smith, Samuel Hazo's "Novo Lenio" and "Sabre and Spurs" by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Keith Brion and Loras Schissel.

Noble Band, directed by Christopher White, will perform Robert W. Smith's "Dedicatory Fanfare from 'The Odyssey'" from "Three Fanfares for a Celebration," "Hosts of Freedom" by Karl King and arranged by John Paynter, "St. Florian Choral" by Thomas Doss and James Swearingen's "The Light Eternal."

DeAlbuquerque is director of bands at Luther and conductor of the Luther College Concert Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble. She holds a Master of Music in wind conducting from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in wind conducting from the University of North Texas.

White directs the University of Maine Symphonic Band, Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band and the Screamin' Black Bear Pep Band. He holds a Bachelor of Music in music education from Ithaca College and a Master of Music in instrumental conducting from the University of Maine.

Moorhouse serves as associate director for Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the School of Music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a position in the Bands Division as senior associate director. She holds a Master of Music Education from Louisiana State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in instrumental conducting from the University of Washington.

Questions? Contact Kayla Scholl, 563-387-1389