University Band Presents First Spring Concert

Sixty-three musicians perform on February 25

February 20, 2018

Because one performance band was not enough for Central Methodist University, several years ago the University Band was created. It will present its first concert of the semester on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the CMU campus in Fayette.

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The 63-musician band is open to all students who wish to perform, whether or not they belong to the Concert or Marching Bands. A number of students who are instrumental majors take this opportunity to perform on their secondary instruments to increase their skills.

The band will be conducted by Roy “Skip” Vandelicht, CMU director of bands and professor of music, and Steve Litwiller, CMU adjunct professor of music.

Included in the repertoire are “With Every Winter’s Breath” by Randall Standridge; “The Liberty Bell” by John Philip Sousa and arranged by Keith Brion and Loris Schissel; “Accolade” by Brady Massey; “Flight of the Piasa” by Robert Sheldon; “Symphonic Overture” by Charles Carter; and “Sonus Ventorum” by Central’s own Claude T. Smith.

University Band members include on flute: Mikaela Lewis (senior music education major from Harrisburg); Matthew Johnson (senior music education major from Pacific); Desirae Martin (freshman pre-declared major from Hallsville); Josh Miller (senior music education major from Waynesville); Sam Reid (freshman music education major from Holt);

Abbey Sorrell (freshman chemistry major from Columbia); and Micheal Williams (senior music education major from Knob Noster); on oboe: Cheyenne Knecht (junior criminal justice major from Lawson); on bassoon: Rowan Hynick (junior music education major from Marshall):

On alto saxophone: John Hennessy (junior political science major from Independence); Curtis Lierheimer (senior music education major from Mexico); Nick Vick (freshman music education major from Columbia); and Tiffany Hankins (senior music education major from Clifton Hill);

On tenor saxophone: Alec Fields (freshman music education major from Fulton); on baritone saxophone: Josh Goggin (senior music major from St. Louis);

On horn: Kody Bartel (sophomore music major from Yorktown, Va.); Audrey Brandon (freshman psychology major from Moberly); Marissa Dickman (freshman music education major from Maryland Heights); and Hannah Guilford (sophomore music education major from Sturgeon);

On tuba: Josiah Beckett (freshman religion and church leadership major from Salem); Sam Million (junior music education major from St. Louis); and Samantha Shively (senior music education major from Hunnewell);

On euphonium: Stephen Carrillo (freshman pre-declared major from Marshall); Marchya Jackson (freshman music education major from Salisbury); Ethan Mann (senior music education major from Pacific); and Taylor Rouse (senior music major from Columbia);

On clarinet: Alex Autry (freshman music education major from Norborne); Kelly Briggs (freshman music education major from Eagleville); Adam Christal (junior music education major from Boonville); Rebecca Dey (junior music education major from Boonville); Christopher Hoel (freshman criminal justice major from Hawk Point);

Tiffani Knecht (junior criminal justice major from Lawson); Amanda Lewis (freshman music education major from Palmyra); Ani Milovich (junior music major from Catawissa); and Joshua Stettes (sophomore music education major from Pacific);

On bass clarinet: Kate Anderson (freshman music education major from Boonville); Anna Jingst (freshman pre-declared major from Centralia); and Brendan Wiesehan (junior music education major from Villa Ridge);

On trumpet: Bryan Berliner (sophomore music education from Hermann); Michael Brown (freshman music education major from O’Fallon); Libby Cueni-Smith (freshman music education major from Chillicothe); Spencer Dry (freshman music major from Benton City); Austin Holcomb (freshman pre-declared major from Fulton);

Jordan Fallis (sophomore music education major from Moberly); Zack Kierstead (junior music major from Kirkwood); Amy Keene (senior music major from Fulton); and Kyler Perry (junior chemistry major from Moberly);

On trombone: Michael Arnold (junior music education major from Marceline); Joel Concannon (freshman pre-declared major from Boonville); Gannon Craig (senior music education major from Salem); Quiz Falls (sophomore music education major from Marshall); Kevin Helmerichs (senior music education major from Lake Ozark); Bob Schaefer (freshman computer science major from Macon); and Duane Watson (junior music education major from Dixon);

On percussion: Susan Bishop (senior music education major from Fayette); Rachel Dorman (junior biology major from Jefferson City); Blake Huggins (junior biology major from Boonville); Crystal Kimmi (sophomore music education major from Stockton); Cassidy Pachner (freshman elementary education major from Monett);

Chance Roberts (freshman music education major from Fayette); Nate Sater (senior music education major from Pacific); Shad Stith (sophomore interdisciplinary studies major from Huntsville); and Brandon Tomlin (freshman business major from Carrollton).