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Sept. 22, 2023

Northwest Concert Band to perform various works Oct. 3

By Georgia McGonigle, communication assistant

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Northwest Missouri State University’s Concert Band will perform an assortment of musical pieces during its fall concert next month.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. The performance group is under the direction of Dr. William Sutton, assistant professor of music in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

The Concert Band will play a variety of works, including Brian Balmages’s “Falcon Fanfare,” Malcolm Arnold’s “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo,” Leroy Anderson’s “Blue Tango,” Randall Standridge’s “Danse Bohemian” and Frank Erickson’s “Air for Band.”

“The Northwest community should consider attending our concert to support members of the ensemble and enjoy a night of music for band,” Sutton said. “They may also find themselves wanting to take part in future concerts.”

The Concert Band, which features brass instruments, woodwinds, percussion and string bass, is open to any students, staff, and faculty members who want to join. There are no auditions, and a musical background is not required.

Founded in 2021, the Concert Band is the newest instrumental ensemble at Northwest. It performs music from a variety of time periods and styles, from historically significant works to new band compositions and premieres. The ensemble presents two concerts during both the fall and spring semesters.

“My goal with this group is to promote community and to foster people’s continued relationship with music,” Sutton said.

To learn more about Concert Band and other musical organizations at Northwest, visit


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