The St. Olaf Band, named by The New Yorker as “one of America’s preeminent bands,” will present classics of the wind band repertoire as well as exciting new works, a solo feature and compositions guaranteed to quicken the pulse and touch the heart strings of the audience. Founded in 1891, the St. Olaf Band of Northfield, Minnesota is the oldest music organization at St. Olaf College, a campus internationally renowned for its high-caliber musical ensembles. Under the leadership of conductor Dr. Timothy Mahr, the St. Olaf Band performs the very best compositions and transcriptions for symphonic band. For more information, visit www.stolaf.edu/stolaf-band/
The St. Olaf Band will present a program featuring works from the British band repertoire. Works by Holst and Vaughan Williams, as well as the well-known Grainger Lincolnshire Posy acknowledge the traditional, while Gregson’s The Sword and the Crown and Hesketh’s Masque will share the latest music for band from the UK. A new work by conductor Timothy Mahr, by blue lake, listening, dancing will also be presented, along with a few works featuring soloists.
The following are members of the St. Olaf Band from Iowa.
Michael Betz, Mason City
Emily Baker, Cedar Rapids
Elizabeth Townsend, Cedar Rapids
Donyell Sison, Cedar Rapids
Sarah Berry, Cedar Rapids
Elizabeth Gosse, Iowa City
Sarah DeVries, Pella