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Nov. 4, 2022

Northwest Concert Band to present concert Nov. 15

By Edidiong Idong-Bassey, communication assistant

Northwest Missouri State University’s Concert Band will perform a variety of original works during its fall concert this month.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. The performance group is under the direction of Dr. William Sutton, a lecturer of music at Northwest.

The band will perform a series of pieces, including Hugh Stuart’s “Three Ayres from Gloucester;” Rafael Méndez’s “La Virgen de la Macarena;” Michael Sweeney’s “Legend of Devil’s Lake;” Henry Fillmore’s “The Orange Bowl;” Frank Ticheli’s “Earth Song;” Adrian Sims’ “Beyond Reach” and Tyler Grant’s “Shimmering Joy.”

Additionally, Dr. William Richardson, a professor of music at Northwest, will join the band to perform “La Virgen de la Macarena” on trumpet.

“Those on campus and beyond in the Maryville community can expect to enjoy a night of standards for concert band, old and new, with an opportunity to enjoy the fine solo playing of Northwest faculty member Dr. William Richardson,” Sutton said.

The Concert Band is the newest instrumental ensemble at Northwest and is open to all University students who play a band instrument. The band performs music from a variety of time periods and styles - from historically significant works to new band compositions. The innovative ensemble presents two full band concerts each semester.

The Concert Band, which totals about 30 members consisting of University students and employees, also serves as an opportunity for music education students to conduct a band prior to student teaching, developing their skills and techniques as pre-service teachers. Community members are invited to join Concert Band, which is a non-auditioning ensemble that focuses on building community through music.


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215