Luther's Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble to present concert April 25

Luther College's Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on Luther's campus.

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

Luther's Varsity Band is performing under the direction of James Fritz, Luther adjunct faculty in music, and opens with John Barnes Chance's "Incantation and Dance" and Samuel Hazo's "Enchanted Spaces." Their program continues with John Fannin's "Fanfare Nueve" and H. Robert Reynold's arrangement of Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium." Varsity Band's portion of the concert concludes with Julius Fučík's "Florentiner March."

Luther's Wind and Percussion Ensemble performs under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque, Luther director of bands and associate professor of music. Their program opens with Henry Fillmore's "The Klaxon" and continues with Anderson's arrangement of "Irish Washerwoman" and Ticheli's arrangement of "Shenandoah." The ensemble concludes with Joseph Willcox Jenkins' "American Overture" and Rossano Galante's "The Redwoods."

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with five 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.