University Band Makes Spring Appearance

Special concert on April 27

The University Band will present its second annual concert on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette.

The event is free and open to the public.

The University Band is composed of 60 members, including some members of the CMU Concert Band, many playing secondary instruments, and other talented music lovers from across campus. The band made its inaugural appearance last spring to high praise.

This spring the band will be directed by several Swinney Conservatory faculty members, including Dr. Dori Waggoner, dean of the Conservatory; Steve Litwiller, CMU adjunct professor of music; and Roy "Skip" Vandelicht, assistant professor of music and director of the CMU Concert and Marching Bands.

On the program for the University Band will be "British Eighth March" by Elliott/Hilliard; "An Irish Rhapsody" by Grundman; "Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major" by Bach; "Brighton Beach" by Latham; "God of our Fathers" by CMU alumnus Claude T. Smith; "An American Elegy" by Ticheli; and "To Dance in the Secret Garden" by Robert Smith. Dr. Melissa Loehnig, assistant professor of music, will accompany the band on this piece.


Posted April 14, 2014