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Music filled Dahl Chapel with patriotic memories

March 24, 2017

The Monmouth College Concert Band and Winds Ensemble showed their patriotic pride on Sunday in the Dahl Chapel & Auditorium in their annual Winter Concert. The concert was American-themed and featured pieces with a patriotic theme and music by all American composers.

The Winds Ensemble, directed by Dave Whitmore, played pieces all by American composers. “British Eighth,” “Rejouissance,” “October,” and “The Hounds of Spring” filled the band’s set list.

Directed by Jordan Van Dyke, the Concert Band performed “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Amber Waves of Grain,” “God Bless American,” “The Liberty Bell,” and “Nettleton.”

“My favorite was Amber Waves of Grain because it was a really beautiful blend of different patriotic songs that everyone could subtly hear within it,” said Concert Band member Mackenzie Fletcher. “I think the best part of being in concert band is really just being able to play band in college without necessarily having to have a minor or major in music which is more common in the students in the Wind ensemble.”

“Concert Band is fun because I’m able to keep on performing music like I did in high school along with all the other activities I do, but it’s not strenuous and too much,” said freshman Sam Brosend.

The Monmouth College Concert Band and Wind Ensemble’s Spring Concert will be on Sunday, April 23 in the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.

Cristian Corbett
Co-Editor in Chief

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