USM Community Band Holds Annual Spring Concert

4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

7:30 p.m. April 22 | Saint Joseph Dining Hall 

(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The University of Saint Mary Community Band will present a mix of 16th, 17th, and 20th Century compositions for the group’s annual Spring Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Saint Joseph Dining Hall on the university’s Leavenworth Campus, 4100 South 4th Street.

Admission to the concert is free.

The Saint Mary Community Band is under the direction of Saint Mary Assistant Professor of Music Freda Proctor.

The evening’s program will include a repertoire that spans the centuries, opening with a work by Gabrieli composed in 1597 and concluding with a composition by Nelhybel that was written in 1968.

The band will also play arrangements of Beethoven’s “Allegretto” from Symphony No. 7, Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis,” and excerpts from “The Firebird” by Stravinsky. Original band compositions will include marches by Bagley and Sousa and the “Second Suite in F” by Holst.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Proctor, the commander and bandmaster of the 312th Army Band out of Lawrence, Kan., will be the featured trumpet soloist with the band in a performance of “Piece en Forme de Habanera” by Ravel. Nicholas, who is the son USM’s Freda Proctor, is the instrumental music instructor at the Paola Middle and High Schools.

The Saint Mary Community Band is made up of USM students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as amateur and professional community musicians.

Please contact Freda Proctor at 913-758-6320 for additional information.