McDaniel College’s Department of Music presents the McDaniel College Band in Concert, Friday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall. Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick directs the band, which features approximately 50 students, faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, and performs everything from classical to pops.
This semester’s program will feature “Country Gardens” and “Scotch Strathspey and Reel,” both composed by Percy A. Grainger, “Divertimento for Band, Op. 42,” by Vincent Persichetti, “Ghost Train," by Eric Whitacre, and “Harry’s Wondrous World,” by John Williams. A highlight of the program will be a performance of Jordan Moore’s piece, “The Vast Horizon.” Moore, a junior at Wilde Lake High School in Howard County, attended McDaniel’s summer music camp for several years. He worked on his composition with Jay Bocook at the camp and via email for a year before completing it and premiering it during last summer’s camp session.
Additionally, McDaniel's music department purchased a waterphone for use in this concert. Kirkpatrick says it will be used on Eric Whitacre's "Ghost Train," to "mimic the sound of train brakes, as well as to create unworldly sounds."
McDaniel students in the band are Caleb Bates, Jillian Bechtel, Nina Garfield, Madeline Jackowski, Aaron Lutz, Alan Lyons, Gordon Masters, Sean McGuire, Laine Nightingale, Luis Ortiz, Cara Sanneman, Miranda Schmidt, and Samantha Yates. Community music student members of the band include Joey Andrews, Katie Berry, Samantha DeJordy, Amanda Dumm, Elizabeth Dumm, Kristin Hamby, Christian Hartmann, Roslyn Heald, Emili Henderson, Lindsay Marks, Anthony Napolitano, Emilee Sheaffer, Scott Taylor, and Kyle Woodworth.
Community musicians involved in the band are Courtney Donovan, Brian Frazier, Stephen Gilliss, Eddie Hermoso, Betsy Hiner, Jim Morrison, Wayne Morrison, David Motter, Sheila Nevus, Nick Patterson, Pat Ruchlewicz, Lynne Scherbarth, Deborah Seidel, Rob Sirois, Jim Tarr, and Kristen Trumpler,
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.
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