Sponsored by Alumni
Alumni, parents and friends of Luther College are invited to spend an evening with the Luther College Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Joan deAlbuquerque.
Friday, April 25, 2014
McFarland High School Auditorium
5103 Farwell Street
Concert ~ 7:30 p.m.
The Luther College Concert Band was formed in 1878, laying the foundations for what would become the college's long-standing tradition of musical excellence. Directed by Joan deAlbuquerque, Concert Band is now one of the oldest touring organizations in the nation and ranks among the country's outstanding college bands.
From its beginnings as a student-directed brass and percussion ensemble formed with instruments from a discontinued community band, Concert Band rose to its current position of prestige with deAlbuquerque through the influential directorships of Carlo Sperati (1905-1943), Weston Noble (1948-1973), and Frederick Nyline (1973-2011). The ensemble is rich in tradition, most apparent through the inclusion of the selections Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just and Stars and Stripes Forever at the end of almost every concert. Throughout its long history, Concert Band has enjoyed unrivaled performance opportunities in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. The ensemble tours every year, with international travel every four years.
There will be a post-concert reception for concert guests hoted by: Luther Band alumni Ron and DeAnn (Kent) Larson and Joe and Diane (Bandel) Padrutt
We hope you will join Dr. deAlbuquerque and the Concert Band
students for this special event.
Questions? Contact Kirk Johnson, 563-387-1659
Learn more at https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/concert-band/