Wind Symphony, Concert Band Unite for Spring Concert
(Posted April 17, 2017)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Wind Symphony and the Concert Band will join forces to present a combined concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
The concert is free and open to the public. The Juniata Wind Symphony and the Concert Band are both directed by James Latten, professor of music.
The Concert Band will open the concert with “Dedicatory Overture,” by Clifton Williams, an American composer who performed with symphony orchestra in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. Following that, the band will play “Praise His Name,” by Phil Loewen, a music teacher in the Southern Huntingdon County School District.
“Gabriel’s Oboe,” composed by famed film composer Ennio Morricone for the film “The Mission,” will be performed by Juniata student and oboe soloist Alexandra Stoudt, a senior from Fleetwood, Pa. Next, the group will perform “America -- My Home,” written by Joe Kerestan, retired band director at Huntingdon Area School District. Soloists for the song are Debbie Higgins, retired court administrator for Huntingdon County, and David Meadows, director of alumni relations at Juniata College.
The band will then perform “Chronicles of Narnia,” written by Harry Gregson-Williams, a British composer who wrote the scores for the film of the same name. “Nocturne for Harp and Wind Ensemble” follows, with harp soloist Polly Cooper, a sophomore from Glen Ellyn, Ill., performing. The band will end with “Root Beer Rag,” written by Billy Joel for his “Streetlife Serenade” album. The Concert Band saxophone section is featured in this selection.
The combined ensembles will take on three selections. First, “Irish Tune,” a traditional Celtic composition arranged by Ryan Fraley. Second, the bands will play “King Cotton March,” by John Philip Sousa. Third, the groups will collaborate on “The Complete Harry Potter,” arranged by Jerry Brubaker, which combines the many film themes of the “Harry Potter” films into one manageable work.
After intermission, the Juniata College Wind Symphony will perform “Bridging the Divide,” a world premiere of the piece written by Timothy Melbinger, a composer and a music professor at Penn State Altoona.
Next, the ensemble will perform “Siegfried’s Funeral Music,” from the opera “Die Gotterdammerung,” by Richard Wagner.
Both Juniata ensembles will also get to hear The Raystown Wind Orchestra, a 35-member group featuring musicians from all over Huntingdon County, play “Chester,” by William Schuman. The selection is part of the New England Triptych, based on the songs of colonial composer William Billings.
The Raystown group and the Juniata Wind Symphony will collaborate to perform “Stars and Stripes Forever,” by “The March King” John Philip Sousa. The final selection of the concert will be “The Star Wars Trilogy,” using selections written by acclaimed film composer John Williams from the first three “Star Wars” films.
The members of the two ensembles are as follows:
Flute: Madeline DeAngelis, a junior from Altoona, Pa.; Phoebe Harnish, a junior from Christiana, Pa.; Katie Jeffress, a senior from Corpus Christi, Texas; and Molly Ulrich, a freshman from Homer, N.Y.
Oboe: Naomi Frey, a freshman from York, Pa., and Alexandra 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 freshman from Hummelstown, Pa.; Kaleigh Herron, a senior from Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Hannah Peterson, a freshman from East Berlin, Pa.; Jenna Rankinen, a freshman from Williamsport, Pa.; Joanna Shin, a sophomore from Etters, Pa.; Anna Sweeney, a senior from Carlisle, Pa.; and Nikea Ulrich, a senior from Homer, N.Y.
Bass Clarinet; Gary Nastase, a community member from Woodbury, Pa.
Contrabass Clarinet: Olivia Somers, a freshman from Downingtown, 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: Cindy Brockett, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Vienna Cordier, a sophomore from Medford Lakes, N.J.; David Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Bridget Shea, a freshman from Garden City, N.J.
Trumpet: Jonathan Basom, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Joe Kerestan, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Charles Kysor, a junior from Port Allegany, Pa.; and Sam Wherley, a sophomore from State College, Pa.
Trombone: Chris McLimans, a senior from West Grove, Pa.; Jacob Novak, a sophomore from Chesterland, Ohio; and Evan Ulrich, a freshman from Homer, N.Y.
Euphonium: Jacob Latour, a sophomore from Gaithersburg, Md.
Tuba: Quinn Ahrens, a freshman from Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Percussion: Stephen Fleming, of MM Percussion, Penn State University
The members of the Juniata College Honors Saxophone Quartet are: Carly Hafer, alto sax; Spencer Korman, alto sax,; Kate Bock, tenor sax; and Elizabeth Ruszczyk, baritone sax.
The members of The Juniata College Honors Woodwind Quintet are: Shayla Fitzsimmons, bassoon; Alexandra Stoudt, oboe; Katie Jeffress, flute; Anna Sweeney, clarinet; and Vienna Cordier, horn.
The members of the Juniata College Honors Brass Quintet are: Bridget Shea, horn; Sam Wherley, trumpet; Joe Kerestan, trumpet, Evan Ulrich, trombone; and Quinn Ahrens, tuba.
Juniata College Concert Band
Flute: Shannan Davidow, a junior from Huntingdon, Pa.; Klarissa Juliano, a junior from Kittredge, Colo.; Heather Kelly, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Cheryl Latten, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Melodie McCammon, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.
Bassoon: Cynthia Moringiello, a community member from Hollidaysburg, Pa.
B Flat Clarinet: Jordan Cruz, a junior from Fullerton, Calif.; Kachina Earhart, a sophomore from Polk, Pa.; Emily Hoffeditz, a freshman from Mercersburg, Pa.; Lauren Michel, a sophomore from Manchester, Md.; Gary Nastase, a community member from Woodbury, Pa.; Hannah Peterson, a freshman from East Berlin, Pa.; and Allison Schwartz, a sophomore from Olney, Md.
Bass Clarinet: Rebecca Drucker, a junior from Bloomsburg, Pa.
Alto Saxophone: Matt Alexander, a sophomore from Greencastle, Pa., and Dan Komar, a junior from Danville, Pa.
Tenor Saxophone: Nallely Felipe-Maldonado, a freshman from Los Angeles, Calif.
Baritone Saxophone: Lily Formosa, a sophomore from Coraopolis, Pa.
Horn: David Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.
Trumpet: Bill Crownover, a community member from Mount Union, Pa. Joe Kerestan, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Pam Kane, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Matt Kosakowski, a freshman from Orchard Park, N.Y; and Ben Tipton, a sophomore from Westfield, N.J.
Trombone: Beth Barnett, a freshman from Walston, Pa.; Marshall Carter, a sophomore from Roanoke Rapid, N.C.; Maria Greenler, a sophomore from Mars, Pa.; Christopher McLimans, a senior from West Grove, Pa. Alexandra Poremba, a senior from Elizabeth, Pa.; and Faith Thoman, a senior from Thomasville, Pa.
Euphonium: Matt Hoover, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.
Tuba: John Kovalchik, a community member from Petersburg, Pa.
String Bass: Rebecca Katz, a senior from Somerset, Pa.
Contact Genna Welsh Kasun at email@example.com or (814) 641-3138 for more information.