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Juniata Concert Band to Perform Music from Classical to Show Tunes

(Posted November 14, 2011)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Concert Band will perform selections spanning a globe of influence from England to Australia to the United States in its fall concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20 in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.

Admission for all adults is $5. Students under 18 and all Juniata students are admitted free.

The Juniata Concert Band is directed and conducted by James Latten, associate professor of music at Juniata College.

The concert will open with "Ride" by Samuel Hazo, a Pittsburgh-based composer and teacher. The composition is inspired by a car ride the composer took. Next, "October," by Eric Whitacre, is based on autumn. Whitacre composed the piece for a consortium of 30 high school bands in Nebraska.

One of the most honored composers in the United States, the late Aaron Copland, will be featured next, with the composition "The Promise of Living." The Copland composition is taken from his opera "The Tender Land," which honors the American farmer.

The band will then segue to several selections from the Broadway play "Phantom of the Opera," written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. That showpiece will be followed by "Australian Up-Country Tune, by Percy Grainger. Granger is a British composer who immigrated to the United States as a young man.

The concert will close with "The Blue and the Gray," by Clare Grundman. This classic Civil War suite, features snippets of such honored American tunes as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," "Marching Through Georgia," "Battle Hymn of the Republic, "Dixie," "Bonnie Blue Flag" and "Battle Cry of Freedom."

The personnel for the Juniata Concert Band is as follows:

Flute: Vickie Arthur, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa.; Rebecca Brumbaugh, a freshman from Hilton, N.Y.; Martha Carpenter, a sophomore from Turmansburg, N.Y.; Anshu Chawla, a sophomore from Fairport, N.Y.; Ashlee Fultz, a sophomore from Huntingdon, Pa.; Alex Hansen, a freshman from Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Kaitlyn Hartman, a sophomore from Camp Hill, Pa.; Sarah Holmgren, a junior from Hummelstown, Pa. Michelle Hoover, a freshman from Lincoln University, Pa.; Marsha Kyper, a Huntingdon resident; Jin Lee, a sophomore from Broomall, Pa.; Natasha Rosler, a freshman from Bloomsburg, Pa.; Lucy Rutt, a sophomore from Denver, Pa.; Liam Sharp a senior from Haddon Heights, N.J.; Alyssa Stevens, a community member from Saltillo, Pa'; and Laura Vannucci, a freshman, from New Fairfield, Conn.

Oboe: Stephanie Finamore, a sophomore from Altoona, Pa.; Candice Kerestan, a sophomore from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Alexa Laudenslager, a sophomore from Halifax, Pa.

Bassoon: Allison Brown, a freshman, from Monroeville, Pa., and Aaron Thompson, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.

Eb Clarinet: Hannah DeLashmutt, a freshman from Brooklyn, Conn.

B Flat Clarinet: Megan Burger, a junior from, Bellefonte, Pa.; Hannah DeLashmutt,a freshman from Brooklyn, Conn.; Allison DiVito, a senior from Bedford, Pa.; Kindred Ebersole, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Larissa Fox, a freshman from Milford, Pa.; Erin Francis, a senior from Parkton, Md.; Rachel Gingrich, a sophomore from Freeburg, Pa.; Corey Houck, a freshman, from New Holland, Pa.; and Caitlin Reisel, a senior from Cranford, N.J.

Bass Clarinet: Samantha Harrison, a sophomore from Northfield, Mass.; Amanda Peretin, a senior from Sidman, Pa.; and Melissa Zilch, a junior from Mount Union, Pa.


Alto Saxophone: Rebecca Carr, a freshman from Morrisdale, Pa.; Dominic Doganiero, a sophomore from Wellsboro, Pa.; Morgan Knepp, a freshman from Everett, Pa.; Sarah Lipiecki, a sophomore from Haddonfield, N.J.; Briana Maddalena, a sophomore from Buffalo Mills, Pa.; Brad Ness, a freshman from New Milford, Conn.; Barrett Richard, a junior from Harrisburg, Pa.; Jared Richard, a junior from Harrisburg, Pa.; Michelle Vistnes, a freshman from Rockville, Md.; and Jason Ward, a freshman from Hawk Run, Pa.

Tenor Saxophone: Melissa Ensor, a sophomore fromWestminster, Md.; Brian Gilbert, a freshman from Stroudsburg, Pa.; and Aaron Womer, a sophomore from Sherman's Dale, Pa.

Baritone Saxophone: Avery Fordham, a sophomore from Clarks Summit, Pa., and Sean Oswald, a senior from Huntingdon, Pa.

Horn: Cindy Brockett, a community member from Huntingdon; David Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon; Stephanie Schmid, a junior from Ellicott City, Md.; and Alexa Zimbicki, a senior from Shippensburg, Pa.

Trumpet: Scott Benfer, a freshman from New Berlin, Pa.; Ethan Cree, a freshman from Fallentimber, Pa.; Bill Crownover, a community member from Mount Union, Pa.; Elizabeth Faust, a freshman from Thurmont, Md.; Nate Fischer, a sophomore from Ringwood, N.J.; Jonathan Partsch, a freshman from Salix, Pa.; Alex Sickler, a sophomore from Edwardsville, Pa.; Mitch Stanton, a freshman from Westminster, Md.; Nick Stoliaroff, a junior from Gaithersburg, Md.; Doug Wennick, a community member from Huntingdon; and Caroline White, a junior from Chambersburg, Pa.

Trombone: David Paul, a freshman from Mercer, Pa.

Euphonium: Will Lupold, a freshman from Elizabethtown, Pa.; Lindsay Reedy, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Lance Sanderson, a freshman from Mount Wolf, Pa.; and Ben Sheets, a senior from Athens, Ohio.

Tuba: Ryan Knepp, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa., and Katie Schroeder, a freshman from Kempton, Pa.

Percussion: Jon Bogue, a junior from East Berlin, Pa.; Amanda Durofchalk, a junior from Wernersville, Pa.; Stephen Estright, a sophomore from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Alexis Hadden, a freshman from Franklin, Pa.; Frank Huhn, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Silas Robinson, a freshman from Sinking Spring, Pa.; Jacqueline Swain, a sophomore from Hampstead, Md.; and Laura Vannucci, a freshman from New Fairfield, Conn.

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