(Posted September 20, 2019)

Huntingdon, Pa. – Juniata College will host its fourth annual Preview of Bands concert, an event where the College’s concert bands and jazz ensemble present a sneak peek of their fall 2019 repertoire. The event will take place in Alumni Hall, Brumbaugh Academic Center, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. It is free and open to the public.

Assisting the concert bands and jazz ensemble will be James Latten, professor of music at the College.

The jazz ensemble will begin the concert with a lesser-known piece, “Flight of the Foo Birds,” composed by Neal Hefti and arranged by Peter Blair. This performance will be followed by the well-known, “My Favorite Things,” composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein and arranged by Paul Jennings for the classic musical, The Sound of Music. 

Members of the College/Community Concert Band will then set toes to tapping with “Latina,” composed by Frank Bencriscutto, before slowing things down with “Earth Song,” by Frank Ticheli. 

The final portion of the concert will begin with “Totem Pole,” a march by Eric Osterling, performed by the Wind Symphony. The group will then transition from this brass-heavy piece to a slower song, “Dusk,” by Steven Bryant. 

The program will conclude with the playing of the Juniata College Alma Mater arranged by James Latten. 

As part of the homecoming weekend, the concert bands’ dress rehearsal on Saturday morning will be open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.