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Juniata Concert Band will Perform Classic Classical Numbers

(Posted April 8, 2013)

Juniata's Concert Band performs at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 14 in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Concert Band will perform a mix of classical "hits" and excerpts from "Les Miserables," one of the most popular stage musicals in history, at the band's concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 14 in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

Admission to the concert is $5. All students under age 18 are admitted free, as are Juniata students with ID. The percussion ensembles are directed by James Latten, associate professor of music at Juniata.

The concert will open with "Cave," by Russell Peck, an American composer. The piece is meant to suggest a deep cave where the inhabitants have lost the ability to see. The next selection is "How Firm Thy Foundation," by James Swearingen, professor of music at Capital University and a staff arranger for the Ohio State University Marching Band.

The classical piece, "Concertpiece No. 2," by Felix Mendelssohn, will follow. The piece features solos by clarinetists Janet Berlin, instructor of music at Juniata, and Judy Burke, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.

The next selection is a classical "classic" composed by Gioacchino Rossini, a 19th century Italian opera composer, called the "William Tell Overture." The overture is better known to baby boomers as the theme to "The Lone Ranger" radio and television shows.

The ensemble will perform "Foundry," by John Mackey, a contemporary American composer. The piece uses "found percussion" such as salad bowls and pieces of wood to replicate the sound of a steel mill or foundry.

The concert will close with "Highlights from 'Les Miserables,'" arranged by Warren Barker. "Les Miserables" is one of the most popular stage musicals of the last 50 years and last year's filmed version of the play was nominated for an Academy Award.

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

Flute: Principal Flute: Rebecca Brumbaugh, a sophomore from Hilton, N.Y.; Sara Cooper, a sophomore from Danville, Pa.; Ashlee Fultz, a junior from Huntingdon, Pa.; Michelle Hoover, a sophomore from Lincoln University, Pa.; Allison Lutz, a sophomore from Lewistown, Pa.; Shannon Manley, a sophomore from Elizabeth, Pa.; Natasha Rosler, a sophomore from Bloomsburg, Pa.; Alyssa Stevens, a community member from Saltillo, Pa.; and Melissa Topping, a freshman from Harrisburg, Pa.

Oboe: Principal Oboe: Bridget Canning, a sophomore from Centre Hall, Pa.; Linley Erickson, a freshman from Chicago, Ill.; Stephanie Finamore, a junior from Altoona, Pa.; Candice Kerestan, a junior from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Alexa Laudenslager, a junior from Halifax, Pa.

Bassoon: Principal Bassoon: Doriana Hyman, a freshman from Port Washington, N.Y.

B Flat Clarinet: Principal Clarinet: Megan Burger, a senior from Bellefonte, Pa.; Sara Bean, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Rachel Gingrich, a junior from Freeburg, Pa.; Corey Houck, a sophomore from New Holland, Pa.; Alexa Laudenslager, a junior from Halifax, Pa.; Sherri Law, a sophomore from Pennsburg, Pa.; Kayla Morgan, a freshman from Saltillo, Pa.; Felicia Segelken, a senior from Delhi, N.Y.; and Garrett Stevens, a community member from Saltillo, Pa.

Bass Clarinet: Samantha Harrison, a junior from Northfield, Mass., and Sherri Law, a sophomore from Pennsburg, Pa.

Contrabass Clarinet: Rebecca Strohm, a senior from Penfield, N.Y.

Alto Saxophone: Principal Saxophone: John Coda, a sophomore from Shady Grove, Pa.; Sari Baba, a freshman international student from Japan; Rebecca Carr, a sophomore from Morrisdale, Pa.; Dominic Doganiero, a junior from Wellsboro, Pa.; Morgan Knepp, a sophomore from Everett, Pa.; Frank Marino, a freshman from Speonk, N.Y.; Brad Ness, a sophomore from New Milford, Conn.; Jared Richard, a senior from Harrisburg, Pa.; Nia Smith, a freshman from Manheim, Pa.; and Michelle Vistnes, a sophomore from Rockville, Md.

Tenor Saxophone: Melissa Ensor, a junior from Westminster, Md., and Aaron Womer, a junior from Sherman's Dale, Pa.

Baritone Saxophone: Avery Fordham, a junior from Clarks Summit, Pa.

Horn: David Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Katie Downey, a senior from Warren, Pa.; and Adam Rothstein, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.

Trumpet: Principal Trumpet: Mitch Stanton, a sophomore from Westminster, Md.; Scott Benfer, a sophomore from New Berlin, Pa.; Ethan Cree, a sophomore from Fallentimber, Pa.; Elizabeth Faust, a sophomore from Thurmont, Md.; Nate Fischer, a junior from Ringwood, N.J.; Jonathan Partsch, a sophomore from Salix, Pa.; Alex Sickler, a junior from Edwardsville. Pa.; and Bradley Spayd, a freshman from Altoona, Pa.

Trombone: Principal Trombone: Aric Koestler, a junior from Palmyra, Pa.; Stephanie Benson, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Bill Croissant, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Kelsey Molseed, a junior from Allentown, Pa.; and David Paul, a sophomore from Mercer, Pa.

Euphonium: Principal Euphonium: Will Lupold, a sophomore from Elizabethtown, Pa.; Lindsay Monihen, a Juniata employee from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Lance Sanderson, a sophomore from Mount Wolf, Pa.

Tuba: Principal Tuba: John Kovalchik, a community member from Pine Grove Mills, Pa., and Matt Hoover, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.

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