Manchester College's Symphonic Band
travels Godspeed! to Pennsylvania
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (Nov. 10, 2003) --
Manchester College's Symphonic Band will tour Godspeed! through
Pennsylvania Nov. 19-22, with a campus homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 23.
The tour begins Nov. 19 at Everett Church
of the Brethren in Pennsylvania, followed by performances at Everett
High School and the 15th Street United Methodist Church in nearby
Huntingdon. Next is Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren and then The
Brethren Home Community in New Oxford.
The 33-member concert band will complete
its fall tour with a 3 p.m. Godspeed! concert on Nov. 23 in
Cordier Auditorium at Manchester College.
"We have been talking about going out (to
Pennsylvania) for years now," said Band Director R. Scott Tomlison,
assistant professor of music. "One reason is the prevalence of Brethren
colleges and churches at which to perform. Secondly, it was time for us
to extend our tour to a longer four-day event to experience a different
part of the country." Manchester is a Church of the Brethren college;
about 15 percent of its students are members of the church.
The 33-member Symphonic Band will perform
Flourish For Wind Band and Toccata Marziale by Ralph
Vaughan Williams, On A Hymnsong Of Lowell Mason by David
Holsinger, Rejoissance by James Curnow, Godspeed! by
Stephen Melillo, Big Band Spectacular arranged by John Higgins,
and El Capitan
by John Philip Sousa.
"Our tour audiences are primarily church
congregations," Tomlison said. "So, I hope those folks can leave the
concert with a feeling of hearing pieces they know from the past while
also appreciating and learning from the new repertoire as well."
Tickets for the Manchester College
performance are $3, available at the door.