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Juniata Concert Band Plays Program of 19th Century Music

(Posted November 8, 2013)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Concert Band will provide a musical tribute to several nationally historical moments in its fall concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 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 "Overture in B Flat," written by Caesar Giovannini and Wayne Robinson. Giovannini is best known for his work on the film scores for the 1970s films "Soylent Green" and "Planet of the Apes." "Overture" is a staple for concert bands.

To honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the band will play "Gettysburg," written by Randy Edelman. The composition is part of the soundtrack for the 1993 film "Gettysburg." Edelman's film scores include "The Mask" and other film and television projects.

The next 19th century selection is "Chorale and Shaker Dance," written by John Zdechlik. The modern composition is based on the classic Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts."

The ensemble will transition to "Big Band Dixie," in which arranger Bob Lowden, has strung together classic sections of 19th century and early 20th century Dixieland jazz.

The 19th-century theme continues as the ensemble performs "Shenandoah," by nationally respected composer Frank Ticheli. The composition is based on a folk song of the same name.

The concert will draw to a close with "recessional," the triumphal march from "Aida," by Guiseppe Verdi. In keeping with the band's anniversary theme, the selection is performed in honor of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth.

The members of the Juniata College Concert Band are as follows:

Flute: Rebecca Brumbaugh, a junior from Hilton, N.Y.; Anshu Chawla, a senior from Fairport, N.Y.; Sara Cooper, a junior from Danville, Pa.; Shanna Law, a sophomore from Pennsburg, Pa.; Shannon Manley, a junior from Elizabeth, Pa.; Erica McCauley, a freshman from New Holland, Pa.; Zoe Oswald, a freshman from Auburn, Maine; Sarah Roberts, a freshman from Ellicott City, Md.; Natasha Rosler, a junior from Bloomsburg, Pa.; and Emily Zimmerman, a freshman from Ephrata, Pa.

Oboe: Linley Erickson, a sophomore from Chicago, Ill.

Bassoon: Vickie Arthur, a senior from Lancaster, Pa., and Doriana Hyman, a sophomore from Port Washington, N.Y.

B Flat Clarinet: Sara Bean, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Leandra Glumac, a senior from Pittsburgh, Pa.; Corey Houck, a junior from New Holland, Pa.; Alexa Laudenslager, a senior from Halifax, Pa.; Sherri Law, a sophomore from Pennsburg, Pa.; and Maggie Lykens, a freshman from Lilly, Pa.

Bass Clarinet: Samantha Harrison, a senior from Northfield, Mass.

Alto Saxophone: Sari Baba, a sophomore international student from Japan; Rebecca Carr, a junior from Morrisdale, Pa.; Dominic Doganiero, a senior from Wellsboro, Pa.; Carly Hafer, a freshman from Greencastle, Pa.; Samantha Hendricks, a freshman from McVeytown, Pa.; Morgan Knepp, a junior from Everett, Pa.; Briana Maddalena, a senior from Buffalo Mills, Pa.; Frank Marino, a sophomore from Speonk, N.Y.; Brad Ness, a junior from New Milford, Conn.; and Michelle Vistnes, a junior from Rockville, Md.

Tenor Saxophone: Kate Bock, a freshman from Warriors Mark, Pa., and
Alejandro Salguero Jimenez, an international student from Málaga, Spain.

Baritone Saxophone: Kayla Morgan, a sophomore from Saltillo, Pa., and Bill Croissant, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.

Horn: David Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Makayla Hawbaker, a freshman from Shade Gap, Pa.; and Aaron Zack, a freshman from Media, Pa.

Trumpet: Scott Benfer, a junior from New Berlin, Pa.; Ethan Cree, a junior from Fallentimber, Pa.; Bill Crownover, a community member from Mount Union, Pa.; Nate Fischer, a senior from Ringwood, N.J.; Joe Kerestan, a community member from Huntingdon; Jonathan Partsch, a junior from Salix, Pa.; and Kevin Vanegas-Correa, a freshman from Keezletown, Va.

Trombone; Stephanie Benson, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Jonathan Keeney, a senior from Elgin, Ill.; Aric Koestler, a senior from Palmyra, Pa.; Chris McLimans, a freshman from West Grove, Pa.; Kelsey Molseed, a senior from Allentown, Pa.; David Paul, a junior from Mercer, Pa.; Faith Thoman, a freshman from Thomasville, Pa.

Euphonium: Michael Kane, a community member from Huntingdon; Will Lupold, a junior from Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Lance Sanderson, a junior from Mount Wolf, Pa.

Tuba: John Kovalchik, a community member from Petersburg, Pa.; Matt Hoover, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Joe Plumer, a senior from Edgewood, Md.

Percussion: Alexandra Poremba, a freshman from Elizabeth, Pa.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.