Juniata's Concert Band Opens with Holst Composition
(Posted November 10, 2014)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Concert Band will tackle a composition by Gustav Holst, "First Suite for Band," at its fall concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults, and Juniata students with ID or children under 18 are admitted free. The Concert Band is directed by James Latten, professor of music at Juniata.
The concert will open with "First Suite for Band," by Holst, a composer best known for his orchestral suite "The Planets." Holst, a native of Gloucester, England, composed music for a variety of ensembles while maintaining a career as a teacher at English schools and universities.
"First Suite" has three movements, "Chaconne," "Intermezzo" and "March."
The next selection, "On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss," is by American composer David Holsinger, currently a music professor at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. The song is based on the American hymn "It is Well with My Soul" and is often performed at memorial services, including the memorial for the Challenger astronauts.
The program transitions to "The Blue and the Gray," by Clare Grundman, which is often subtitled "The Civil War Suite." The composition references many famous Civil War songs, including "Kingdom Coming," "Marching Through Georgia," "The Yellow Rose of Texas," "Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Next, the ensemble will play "Pleasantries for the Band," by Joe Kerestan, a State College, Pa.-based songwriter and composer.
The concert ends with a performance of "Pirates of the Caribbean," by Klaus Badelt, a contemporary composer know for his collaborations with film score composer Hans Zimmer. Badelt is known for his scores for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl," "Rescue Dawn" and "Poseidon."
The members of the Juniata College Concert Band are as follows:
Flute: Madeline DeAngelis, a freshman from Altoona, Pa.; Kelsey Deetz, a freshman from Lewisburg, Pa.; Michelle Hoover, a senior from Lincoln University, Pa.; Klarissa Juliano, a freshman from Kittredge, Colo.; Shanna Law, a junior from Pennsburg, Pa.; Shannon Manley, a senior from Elizabeth, Pa.; Melodie McCammon, a senior from Huntingdon, Pa.; Zoe Oswald, a sophomore from Auburn, Maine; and Hoi Tong Wong, a freshman from New York, N.Y.
Oboe: Katerina Apostolico, a freshman from Holbrook, N.Y., and Linley Erickson, a junior from Chicago, Ill.
Bassoon: Allison Brown, a senior from Monroeville, Pa.
B-Flat Clarinet: Sara Bean, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Alea Cooley, a freshman from Hershey, Pa.; Andrew Hafner, a sophomore from New Hope, Pa.; Corey Houck, a senior from New Holland, Pa.; Chelsea Keller, a freshman from Altoona, Pa.; Sherri Law, a junior from Pennsburg, Pa.; Samantha Mershon, a sophomore from Wexford, Pa.; and Ali Weyant, a freshman from Fayetteville, Pa.
Bass Clarinet: Rebecca Drucker, a freshman from Bloomsburg, Pa., and Kara Omer, a freshman from Madison, Va.
Alto Saxophone: Samantha Hendricks, a sophomore from McVeytown, Pa.; Morgan Knepp, a senior from Everett, Pa.; Frank Marino, a junior from Speonk, N.Y.; Brad Ness, a senior from New Milford, Conn.; and Michelle Vistnes, a senior from Rockville, Md.
Tenor Saxophone: Carly Hafer, a sophomore from Greencastle, Pa., Tristan Wilson a sophomore from Boalsburg, Pa.
Baritone Saxophone: Kayla Morgan, a junior from Saltillo, Pa.
Horn: David Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Makayla Hawbaker, a sophomore from Shade Gap, Pa.; Samantha Larkin, a freshman from Londonderry, N.H.; and Aaron Zack, a sophomore from Media, Pa.
Trumpet: Scott Benfer, a senior from New Berlin, Pa.; Samantha Cline, a freshman from Las Vegas, Nev.; Ethan Cree, a senior from Fallentimber, Pa.; Bill Crownover, a community member from Mount Union, Pa.; Elizabeth Faust, a senior from Thurmont, Md.; Kiernan Keating, a sophomore from Nanty Glo, Pa.; Joe Kerestan, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Laura Parker, sophomore from Ilion, N.Y.; and Kevin Vanegas-Correa, a sophomore from Keezletown, Va.
Trombone: James Fogle, a freshman from Altoona, Pa.; Chris McLimans, a sophomore from West Grove, Pa.; David Paul, a senior from Mercer, Pa.; Alexandra Poremba, a sophomore from Elizabeth, Pa.; and Faith Thoman, a sophomore from Thomasville, Pa.
Euphonium: Kelsey Barth, a sophomore from Lewistown, Pa.; Will Lupold, a senior from Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Kate Marze, a freshman from Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tuba: Katrina Heasley, a freshman from Butler, Pa.; John Kovalchik, a community member from Petersburg, Pa.; and Brady Scales, a freshman from Mt. Airy, Md.
String Bass: Rebecca Katz, a sophomore from Somerset, Pa.
Contact Gabe Welsch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (814) 641-3131 for more information.