The North Iowa Concert Band, under the direction of John Klemas, will present a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:30 p.m. in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the North Iowa Area Community College campus.
The program includes: “Variations on a Shaker Melody” a set of five variations on the Shaker melody ‘Tis the Gift to Be Simple derived from music composed for the ballet “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland, “Pageant” by Vincent Persichetti, “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre, “Watchman, Tell Us The Night” by Mark Camphouse which portrays the loneliness, loss of innocence and yet enduring hope of child abuse survivors, and “March from Symphonic Metamorphosis” of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber composed by Paul Hindemith and transcribed for concert band by Keith Wilson.
Members of the North Iowa Concert Band represent communities from all over North Iowa, including the towns of Belmond, Charles City, Clear Lake, Garner, Graettinger, Greene, Hampton, Lake Mills, Manly, Marble Rock, Mason City, Nashua, Nora Springs, Osage, Rockford, Rockwell, and Sheffield.
North Iowa Concert Band members (listed by hometown) include: Belmond: Hannah Sorenson and Mike Stittsworth; Charles City: Kate Campbell, Eleanor Waid, and Lyle Western; Clear Lake: Brandon Borseth, Drew Davis, Barb Halbach, and Ken Schneider; Garner: Krista Bitker and Chuck Hrubes; Graettinger: Cassondra Hampson; Greene: Ann Stark; Hampton: Sage Lenertz, Becky Palmer and Brian Stevens; Lake Mills: Caryl Dahn and Franklin Dahn; Manly: Amy O’Connell; Marble Rock: Brittany Schrage; Mason City: Aaron Anderson, Ann Beasley, Chris Bell, Louis Blackmore, Chuck Cooper, Shannon Curtis, Josh Foster, Joyce Hanes, Paul Hanson, Robb Holtz, Bryan Howell, Gary Howell, Adrienne James, Dennis Klemas, Kimber Kleven, David Kropman, Sandra Leake, Libby Lembke, Holly Messenger, Carol Meyer, Reed Peterson, J T Rottinghaus, Mandy Schmidt, Kellie Schultz, Kevin Schultz, Paula Schultz, E. Howard Sonksen, Randy Stevens, Alysha Thompson, Steve VandenBerg, Harvey VonWald, Ashley Wood, Brianna Yarrow and Meredith Young; Nashua: Nick Wagner; Nora Springs: Bernie Bjorklund; Osage: Kloe Chisholm and Laurie Hoeppner; Rockford: John Johannsen, Jennifer Shoars and Sandra Willman; Rockwell: Brian Koob and Marlene Rice; Sheffield: Ayla Stumpf;
Tickets for the performance are $5 for adults and are available at the NIACC Business Office (641) 422-4188. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the concert. All students will receive free admission. A reception in the Muse-Norris Conference Center will be held following the concert.
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