Six student conductors to lead QU symphonic band at spring concert Sunday

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In addition to the symphonic band performance, the concert will feature the QU brass, percussion and woodwind ensembles. | Photo courtesy of Quincy University

QUINCY — The Quincy University Symphonic Band will present a spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, in the Connie Niemann Center for Music, 17th and Seminary Road. This concert is free to the public.

The concert will feature six student conductors who will each lead the ensemble through a piece of their choosing. Students Hallie Mundle, Adam Liesen, Alanna Edgecomb, Lora Launer, Serenity Buchanan and Evan Conover have rehearsed the group during the past month to prepare for this performance as part of the MED 350 Instrumental Conducting course.

In a press release, Bill Machold, assistant professor of music, said, “This is a valuable experience for these students to lead a piece from first read through the performance, planning rehearsals, making corrections and getting comfortable in front of a large ensemble. It is a complete experience that most schools do not offer to their music majors.”

The concert will feature music from major composers such as Percy Grainger, Eric Whitacre, Alfred Reed, and Randall Standridege. Also featured in the concert will be the QU brass, percussion and woodwind ensembles.

The QU Symphonic Band is under the direction of Machold. For more information, call 217-228-5432 ext. 3163.

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