The musical choices will span the centuries and the musicians themselves will represent several decades in age as the Kirkwood Community College Concert Band presents its annual winter concert Dec. 6. The band performs in Ballantyne Auditorium on the main campus at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Beth Zamzow.
The program selections will include concert band favorites such as John Philip Sousa’s “Sound Off” march and “American Patrol,” a tune immensely popular in the late 19th century. The latter melody enjoyed new fame with a Glenn Miller arrangement in the early 1940s. The Classical tradition is represented with “Hungarian Dance No. 6” by Brahms.
Other selections include the standard band classic “Chorale and Alleluia” by Howard Hanson as well as a post 9-11 tribute to the New York City Firefighters entitled “As All the Heavens Were a Bell.” A well-known choral favorite, “Salvation is Created” by Pavel Chesnokov, will be presented as will a piece originally conceived for the Canadian Brass, “The Saints’ Halleluiah,” a Dixieland-style combination of “When the Saints Go Marching In” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Tickets to the Dec. 6 Concert Band performance are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students with current ID. Kirkwood faculty, staff and students are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available from the Student Life office in Iowa Hall, (319) 398-5578.
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The Kirkwood Concert Band has been a campus/community tradition for many years, welcoming area musicians who enjoy their craft, sharing rehearsals and performances with current Kirkwood music students. The band traditionally ranges in age from high school students through retirees. Anyone interested in the band may contact Dr. Zamzow at (319) 398-5899, Ext. 5708, or via e-mail: