(Posted November 14, 2016)

      HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata’s combined musical ensembles will take part in a multi-group concert to showcase the college’s instrumental music program at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

            Tickets are $5, with children under the age of 18 getting in free. Juniata students with valid ID also can attend for free. The bands will be conducted by James Latten, professor of music at Juniata.

Tickets are $5, with children under the age of 18 getting in free. Juniata students with valid ID also can attend for free.

            The college’s Concert Band will take the stage first, playing, appropriately, “Strike Up the Band,” by George and Ira Gershwin. Following that will by “Irish Tune from County Derry,” written by Percy Grainger, which is the melody used for “Danny Boy.”

            The band will then play “Prelude and Fugue in D Minor,” by Johann Sebastian Bach. After that, otherworldly sounds come in with “Blue Alien Accumulation,” by Timothy Broege, an American composer.

            Pop culture is represented by  the “Theme from ‘Combat,’” the classic 1960s World War II television series starring Vic Morrow. The entire ensemble will end by playing selections from “The Music Man,” a classic theatrical musical by Meredith Willson.

            Next the Chamber Winds will perform “Military Symphony in F,” by Francois Joseph Gossec, a French composer of the early 19th century.

            Several small groups will perform individual tunes. The Honors Woodwind Quintet will play “8 Russian Folk Dances,” by Anatol Liadov, a 19th century Russian composer. The Honors Saxophone Quartet plays “Detective Conan,” a composition based on an anime comic book. The Honors Brass Quintet will perform “A Newfoundland Sketch,” by Howard Cable, a Canadian composer known for his “Hockey Night in Canada” theme.

            The Wind Symphony will perform “American Overture for Band,” by Joseph Willcox Jenkins, a music educator at Duquesne University.

            Next, the group will perform “Hebrides Suite,” a four-part composition by Clare Grundman, an American composer.

            The ensemble will transition to “Shenandoah,” by Frank Ticheli, a professor of composition at the University of Southern California. That will be followed by “First Suite in E Flat,” by British composer Gustav Holst, considered one of the masterworks for a concert band.

            The Wind Symphony’s final piece will be “America the Beautiful.”

            At the concert’s finale, both the Concert band and Wind Sympony will take the stage and perform “Overture for Winds,” by Charles Carter, followed by “The Blues,” by Sammy Nestico, a Pittsburgh native who composed for Count Basie and various big bands. The selection combines several songs such as “Blues in the Night and “Birth of the Blues.”

The Juniata College Honors Saxophone Quartet

Carly Hafer, a senior from Greencastle, Pa.

Spencer Korman, a freshman from Huntingdon, Pa.

Kate Bock, , a senior from Warriors Mark, Pa.

Elizabeth Ruszczyk, a freshman from Holland, N.Y.

The Juniata College Honors Woodwind Quintet

Shayla Fitzsimmons, bassoon, from Fort Loudon, Pa.

Alexandra Stoudt, oboe, a senior from Fleetwood, Pa.

Katie Jeffress, flute, a senior from Corpus Christi, Texas

Anna Sweeney, clarinet, a senior from Carlisle, Pa.

Vienna Cordier, horn, a sophomore from Medford Lakes, N.J.

The Juniata College Honors Brass Quintet

Bridget Shea, horn, a freshman from Garden City, N.J.

Evan Truckley, trumpet, a freshman from Schwenksville, Pa.

Sam Wherley, trumpet, a sophomore from State College, Pa.

Joey Schnaubelt, trombone, a junior from Altoona, Pa.

Quinn Ahrens, tuba, a freshman from Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Flute: Madeline DeAngelis, a junior from Altoona, Pa.; Phoebe Harnish, a junior from Christiana, Pa.; Katie Jeffress, a senior from Corpus Christi, Texas; and Sarah Roberts, a senior from, Ellicott City, Md.

Oboe: Naomi Frey, a freshman from York, Pa.; Hannah Oney, a sophomore from Waynesboro, Pa.; andAlexandra Stoudt, a senior from Fleetwood, Pa.

Bassoon: Shayla Fitzsimmons, a sophomore from Fort, Loudon, Pa., and Cynthia Moringiello, a community member from Hollidaysburg, Pa.

B Flat Clarinet: Katie Goerl, a sophomore from Hummelstown, Pa.; Emma Hannan, a junior from Falls Church, Va.; Kaleigh Herron, a senior from Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Joanna Shin, a sophomore from Etters, Pa.; Olivia Somers, a freshman from Downingtown, Pa.; and Anna Sweeney, a senior from Carlisle, Pa.

 

Bass Clarinet: Gary Nastase, a community member from Woodbury, Pa.

 

Contrabass Clarinet: Brittney Isom, a junior from Weatherly, Pa.

 

Alto Saxophone: Carly Hafer, a senior from Greencastle, Pa., and Spencer Korman, a freshman from Huntingdon, Pa.

 

Tenor Saxophone: Kate Bock, a senior from Warriors Mark, Pa.

 

Baritone Saxophone: Elizabeth Ruszczyk, a freshman from Holland, N.Y.

 

Horn: Vienna Cordier, a sophomore from Medford Lakes, N.J.; Makayla Hawbaker, a senior from Shade Gap, Pa.; Samantha Larkin, a junior from Londonderry, N.H.; and Bridget Shea, a freshman from Garden City, N.J.

Trumpet: Joe Kerestan, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Nathaniel Myers, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Evan Truckley, a freshman from Schwenksville, Pa.; Aubry Wareham, a junior from Mercersburg, Pa.; and Sam Wherley, a sophomore from State College, Pa.

Trombone: Chris McLimans, a senior fromWest Grove, Pa.; Alexandra Poremba, a senior from Elizabeth, Pa.; Joey Schnaubelt, a junior from Altoona, Pa.; and Evan Ulrich, a freshman from Homer, N.Y.

 

Euphonium: Matt Hoover, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa., and Jacob Latour, a sophomore from Gaithersburg, Md.

 

Tuba: Quinn Ahrens, a freshman from Mechanicsburg, Pa.

String Bass: Rebecca Katz, a senior from Somerset, Pa.

Percussion: Christina Estright, a senior from Norristown, Pa.; Joshua Gerow, a sophomore from Cambridge Springs, Pa.; Taylor Hohenstein, a senior from Charlottesville, Va.; Rebecca Katz, a senior from Somerset, Pa.; Zachary Kelly, a sophomore from Palmyra, Pa.; Logan Marino, ’20, a freshman from New Florence, Pa.; Ryan Salerno, ’20, a freshman from Phillipsburg, N.J.; Dane Sapienza, a junior from McDonald, Pa.; Annemarie Sciarra, a sophomore from Swarthmore, Pa.; Bethany Slaughter, a senior from Mt. Airy, Md.; Seth Sloppy, ’20, a freshman from Curwensville, Pa. Ben Tipton, a sophomore from Westfield, N.J.; Nicodemus Usry, a sophomore from Portage, Pa.; and Emily Zimmerman, a senior from Ephrata, Pa.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.