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Symphonic Band to perform “Made in America” concert during 131st Messiah Festival of the Arts

LINDSBORG, KAN., March 20, 2012—The Bethany College Symphonic Band, directed by Jared Chase, D.M.A., will perform the concert “Made in America” on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Auditorium. The concert is part of the 131st Messiah Festival of the Arts.

The concert will include “The Black Horse Troop” by John Philip Sousa, “Old American Songs” by Aaron Copland featuring Assistant Professor of Music Jeff Wall, D.M.A., and the Bethany College Choir, “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin featuring Associate Professor of Music Daniel Masterson, D.M.A., playing the piano, “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik, “Elegy for a Young American” by Ronald Lo Presti, and “Give Us This Day” by David Maslanka.

The Symphonic Band includes community members, Bethany faculty members, and Bethany students.

Community members are  Carlotta Meeker, piccolo; Darren Brooks, trumpet ; Luke Augustine, trumpet; Emily Book, alto saxophone; Jodi Bachand, flute; Kyle Hopkins, horn; Laurel Kenney, horn; Lois Carlson, trombone; Mike Drier, trumpet; Chris Johnson, clarinet; and Shawn Knopp, baritone saxophone.

Bethany faculty members are Jay Steinberg, clarinet; Melody Steed, piano; and Paula Patterson, flute. Bethany students are as follows:

Lake Elsinore, Calif.: Drew Way, freshman, percussion


Arvada, Colo.: Caitlin O’Connor, sophomore, percussion

Aurora, Colo.: Brandi Patrick, senior, tenor saxophone

Centennial, Colo.: Sarah Schaeffer, junior, percussion

Peetz, Colo.: Breana Curtis, junior, oboe

Thornton, Colo.: Sarah Garlock, senior, percussion


Chase, Kan.: Julie Weston, senior, flute

Emporia, Kan.: Ashley Glover, freshman, euphonium

Jamestown, Kan.: Braden Bruntzel, senior, horn

Larned, Kan. : Emily Bowen, senior, euphonium

Lindsborg, Kan.: Nickolas Carlson, junior, clarinet; Alyssa Crawford, sophomore, clarinet; Jacob Johannsen, sophomore, trombone

Marquette, Kan.: Laura Klaassen, freshman, horn; Meghan Klaassen, junior, trombone; Kenneth Turner, senior, alto saxophone

Moundridge, Kan.: Marcy Erb, junior, clarinet

Olathe, Kan.: Collin Carlson, junior, trombone; Brent Fales, senior, percussion

Osborne, Kan.: Jerilee Cameron, freshman, clarinet

Salina, Kan.: Karleen Brennan, sophomore, trombone; Logan Schmitt, freshman, string bass; Courtney Billinger, junior, tuba; Jordan Schwartz, senior, trombone; Kaleb Feist, senior, tuba

Wichita, Kan.: Michelle Boyer, junior, flute and piccolo; Megan Allen, sophomore, clarinet


Firth, Neb.: Melissa Woeppel, freshman, trumpet


Zelienople, Pa.: Diana Chase, music education licensure, trumpet


Burleson, Texas: Scott James, senior, bassoon

This concert will be presented during Bethany College’s annual Messiah Festival of the Arts, when hundreds of guests enjoy the weeklong celebration of sacred music concerts, art exhibitions, and theatre performances. For the full listing of Festival events, visit www.bethanylb.edu//messiah.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning and service. Bethany College is on the Web at www.bethanylb.edu/.

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March 20th, 2012|