CMU Concert Band Sets Home Performance

April 2 concert follows successful state tour

March 22, 2017

CMU Concert BandThe Concert Band from Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University has returned from a successful tour of the east side of Missouri and will present their home concert on Sunday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in Linn Memorial Church on the Fayette CMU campus.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Conducting the 49-band member band is Roy “Skip” Vandelicht, CMU associate professor of music and director of bands. He joined Central’s Swinney Conservatory of Music fulltime in 2008 after a career teaching music in the Fayette Schools and an extended period also directing the CMU Marching Band.

The repertoire of the Band, from which Vandelicht will choose selections, includes “American Red Cross” by Louis Panella and arranged by Andrew Glover (CMU ’83); “Arabesques” by Paul JeanJean, with Adam Christal (junior music education major from Boonville) playing clarinet; “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” by Karl King, arranged by Glover;

“Blue Bells of Scotland” by Arthur Pryor, arranged by E. M. Pearson, with Michael Arnold (sophomore music education major from Marceline) on euphonium; “Clouds That Sail in Heaven” by Todd Stalter; “Dusk” by Steven Bryant; “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner, arranged by Lucien Cailliet;

“Fantasia for Alto Saxophone” by Claude T. Smith (CMU ’54) with Ryan Lewis (senior music education major from Kaiser) on alto saxophone; “Hand Across the Sea” by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Brion and Schissel; “Light Cavalry” by Franz von Suppé, arranged by Henry Fillmore; “National Emblem” by E. E. Bagley; “Pas Redoublé” by Camille Saint-Saens, arranged by Arthur Frackenpohl;

“Rhapsody for Flute” by Stephen Bulla; “Rephrygeration” by Todd Stalter; “Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major for Horn ( Rondo)” by Richard Strauss, arranged by Glover, with Susan Bishop (senior music education major from Fayette) on French horn;

“Second Suite in F (March, Song Without Words, Song of the Blacksmith, and Fantasia on the ‘Dargason’)” by Gustav Holst; “Silence Overwhelmed” by Brian Balmages; “Symphonic Dance No. 3 ‘Fiesta’” by Clifton Williams; “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by Sousa; “Variations on ‘America’” by Charles Ives; and “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance.