Luther College Jazz Orchestra and Concert Band Concert

The Luther College Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform a concert at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's campus.

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

Luther's Concert Band, made up of about 60 musicians, is directed by Joan deAlbuquerque. Appointed director of bands at Luther in 2011, deAlbuquerque has toured with bands throughout the Midwest, United States, western Europe, Japan and, most recently, Spain.

Twenty students perform in Luther's Jazz Orchestra, which has toured in Brazil, Dominican Republic and Colorado in recent years. The ensemble is directed by Juan Tony Guzmán, director of the jazz program and professor of music at Luther.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.