Grove City College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform “Celebrations,” its first concert of the spring, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 31 in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Art Center on campus.
The program includes “American Overture” by Joseph Willcox Jenkins, Arturo Márquez’ “Danzon No. 2,” and “Celebrations” by John Zdechlik, and features two student conductors.
“We are excited to perform this music, as our students have worked exceptionally hard to prepare for this concert. I am sure our audience will enjoy the evening,” College Band Director and Professor of Music Dr. Andrew Erb said.
Harmony Rivers, a junior from Middleboro, Mass., will lead the concert band in Rossano Galante’s “The Falls” and Charlie Hubbell, a junior from Rutland, Vt., will conduct two movements from Jan Van der Roost’s “Puszta.” Both are music education majors. “I am so proud of Harmony and Charlie. They have worked very hard to not only learn these pieces, but they also had to develop and implement teaching strategies in order to teach the piece to the ensemble. They are tremendous student musicians, and I am excited to see them conduct in this concert,” Erb said.
The concert is free and open to the public. It will be live streamed online at the Grove City College Music Department webpage: www.gcc.edu/music.