McDaniel College’s Department of Music will present its College Band in concert Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place in WMC Alumni Hall.
Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick directs the band, which features nearly fifty students, faculty members, band alumni, and community musicians. The band has a vast repertoire and performs everything from classical to pops.
Director Kirkpatrick notes, “Our concert opens with Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to ‘Candide.’ Bernstein would have been 100 years old in August, so this is a celebratory year of his music. Since our concert falls on Pearl Harbor Day, we will play a march that was written on the night of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, as well as a piece about the people of Hiroshima and their return to normalcy after the bombing. ‘The Night Before Christmas,’ which will be narrated by Thomas Templeton, celebrates the spirit of the holidays, togetherness, and family, and has been a children’s favorite for generations.” Other holiday music featured includes “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.
McDaniel students in the band are Emily Barker, Rachel Behrmann-Fowler, Shannon Bernier, Ethan Brown, Micaela Champion, Kate Donia, Matthew Hopson, So Young Jeon, Su Ji Kim, Ricardo Loyola, Kyle McAllister, John McEachern, Erin Pogue, Laurel Pogue, Andrew Pyne, Ariana Schneider, Mikaela Walton, and KJ Wilkins. McDaniel music department faculty members in the band are Rachel Andrews, Mindy Niles, and Robert Sirois. They are joined by McDaniel alumni Wyper Ashby, Esther Jones, Greg Laslo, Alan Lyons, Natica Losee, Deborah Seidel, Jim Tarr, Betsy Meade Turner, and Erika Wunderlich-Hite, Carroll Community College students Emily Chaffer, Gregory De Groff, and Christine Gary, and Carroll County Public School students Chance Caprarola, Margaret Frazier, Brandon Lauffer, Erin McGrath, and JP Neubert, and community musicians Jamie Adrian, Allison Jeff Baker, Walt Craig, David Fitch, Brian Frazier, Nicole Helie, , Kristi Magee, Ron Maleson, Gordon Masters, Danielle Mora Condon, Wayne Morrison, Nic Patterson, Amanda Polanowski, Lynne Scherbarth, Chuck Siegel, and Ashley Sier.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.
Friday, December 7 at 7:00pm
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