Last Concert Band Of The Semester

The final full performance by the Central Methodist University Concert Band for the 2016-17 academic term will be Sunday, May 7 at 4 p.m. in the Linn Memorial Church on Fayette’s campus.

The performances offers some often heard music, a new piece or two, and a chance for next year’s freshmen band members to perform with the band for their official march.

The concert is free and open to all.

Professor Skip Vandelicht will direct the 49-member band. In an unusual move, band members who will be incoming freshmen at CMU next fall are being invited to play with the band the time-honored CMU official march “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” by Karl King and arranged by CMU alumnus Andrew Glover (Class of 1983).

In addition, the band is planning on performing “The American Red Cross March” by Louis Panella and arranged by Glover; “Blue Bells of Scotland” by Arthur Pryor and arranged by E.M. Pearson, with Michael Arnold (sophomore music education major from Marceline) playing a euphonium solo;

“Rhapsody for Flute” by Stephen Bulla with Kaitlyn Gebhardt (senior interdisciplinary studies major from Columbia) playing the flute; “Rondo for Horn” by Richard Strauss and arranged by Glover with soloist Susan Bishop (senior music education major from Fayette) on horn; “Dusk” by Steven Bryant; and “A Movement for Rosa” by Mark Camphouse.

The band will also be heard during CMU Commencement activities on May 13.

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