SNU Symphonic Band Hosts Special Guest Grace University Concert Band

The Southern Nazarene University Symphonic Band hosts Grace University Concert Band in performance 7:30 pm, Monday, March 25 in Herrick Auditorium, NW 39th Expressway and Asbury in Bethany.

The Grace University Concert Band will perform a variety of music representing the theme “One Nation Under God,” feature flute soloist Katrina Ahl on “Concertino for Flute” by Cecille Chaminade, clarinet soloist Jennie Miller on the “Mozart Clarinet Concertino,” and percussion soloist Rick Brown on Clifton Williams’ “Concertino for Percussion and Band.” The SNU Symphonic Band will combine with the Grace Band to perform Carmen Dragon’s arrangement of “America the Beautiful.”

“Within the American musical milieu, bands are uniquely positioned to inspire even the most jaded or apathetic citizens. There is nothing like the sound of a great band to enervate the patriotic juices that flow through all of us,” said SNU School of Music Director Dr. Phil Moore.

From Omaha, Nebraska, the Grace University Concert Band is on tour through the southern Midwest and consists of students and members of the Omaha community. The Band is under the direction of Professor Jeff James who has been on the faculty at Grace University since 1994 and teaches band, conducting, theory and methods classes.

Admission is free. For more information, contact the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345.