Dorian Band Festival Concert to feature Luther College's music ensembles

Luther College's Concert Band and the Norse Brass Quintet, which is composed of Luther faculty, will perform during Luther's Dorian Band Festival at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 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.

The Luther College Concert Band was formed in 1878, laying the foundation 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 undergraduate college bands.

The Norse Brass Quintet is comprised of Luther Faculty John Cord, trumpet, Jon Ailabouni, trumpet, Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, horn, Michael Smith, bass trombone and Luther senior Jackson Churchill, trombone.

The Dorian Band Festival features three bands; two Festival Massed Bands and one Festival Symphonic Band. The Symphonic Band consists of 60 students who audition for chair placement upon their arrival at the festival. The other 465 students are split into two Festival Massed Bands. Students who choose to take lessons with faculty while on campus are able to audition to be a soloist at the festival, and a few students may be selected as soloists to perform at the festival concert.