Grove City College Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will feature an opening act and a pair of firsts on the College stage at this weekend’s Winter Concert.
The concert, titled “Mountains, Monuments, and Memorials,” will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The concert marks the Grove City College conducting debut of Andrew Erb, director of bands and associate professor of Music, who joined the Music Department faculty last year. Erb also directs the Wolverine Marching Band and teaches music technology, brass methods, wind band literature, orchestral literature, coaches small ensembles and assists with student teacher observations and colloquium.
The repertoire includes performances of Gustav Holst’s “First Suite for Military Band in Eb Major,” Frank Ticheli’s “Vesuvius,” John Philip Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March,” Andrew Boysen Jr.’s “Grant Them Eternal Rest” and other selections.
The concert also features the Grove City College Wind Ensemble premiering a new work titled “Freedom is a Thorny Crown” composed by Associate Professor of Music Joseph Hasper.
Grove City College is also excited to welcome the Highlands High School Concert Band, under the direction of alumnus Matthew Beresik ’99, to open the performance with several selections.
For more information, contact the Department of Music office at 724-458-2084, or via the Department of Music’s website: gcc.edu/music.