Fall Band Concert features 'Music During Times of Conflict'

band-concertMarietta College's Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is pleased to present the annual Fall Band Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 30, on Fenton Court.

The program starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be under the director of Marshall Kimball, Director of Bands and Instrumental Activities. The program is titled "Music During Times of Conflict."

The concert includes the Marietta College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, and it promises to be an evening that explores music’s role during times of conflict and trouble in our history and lives, this concert will also honor veterans, recognizing their service to the United States.

An honor guard representing all five armed forces (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard) will be present. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert’s program features the Ohio premiere of The Last Full Measure of Devotion by Matthew Herman, which commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg address. Honoring the armed forces the band will perform Armed Forces, The Pride of America. Any veterans in attendance will be invited to stand and be recognized during this piece.

Also included in the program will be Trumpets Eternally Sounding by Rocky J. Reuter, At Dawn They Slept (December 7, 1941) by Jay Bocook, which honors those lost during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Movement for Rosa by Mark Camphouse, which honors civil rights heroine, Rosa Parks, Solid Men To The Front by John Philip Sousa which was dedicated to those who served in World War II, and arrangement for band of the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.        

For more information please contact Pamela Gordon at (740) 376-4696.

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