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October 21, 2015


Concert Band/Choir to present The Music of Living


concertThe Cowley College Concert Choir and Concert Band will present its first concert of the fall semester at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27. The concert, titled The Music of Living, will be held inside the Robert Brown Theatre and is free to attend.


“The first performance of the year is always an exciting one,” Concert Band director Josh Fleig said. “It is always a tremendous challenge to bring together students from so many different high school band experiences but the band has worked hard this semester and we have had some really stellar moments in rehearsal.”


The Concert Band will perform Always United, Forever Strong by Brian Balmages, Fortress Variations by Tim Waters, Fantasia on British Sea Songs by Henry J. Wood/arrangement by Douglas E. Wagner, Abide With Me by William Monk/arrangement by Jay Dawson, and Ngoma za Kenya by Paul Basler.


“I think our performance will be a truly moving experience for the audience,” Fleig said. “We are looking forward to taking the stage and sharing our music.”


The Concert Choir, under the direction of Marcia Wieland, will perform The Music Of Living, Vere languores nostros, Requiem, Tres Cantos Nativos Krao, and Take Me To The Water.


Wieland is eager to continue the rich tradition of excellence in Cowley’s choral singing as she prepares for her first concert as director of Cowley’s choral and vocal programs.


“These students have been pushed to the limits with the difficulty level and expectation of excellence required to execute these selections well,” Wieland said. “Though at times it has been a struggle for all of us, the payoff has been exponential. The growth of individual singers and the overall musicianship of ensemble has been astounding. Arguably more importantly, these singers are proud of the work they’ve contributed and started trusting themselves and their director to become a team; a musical family producing beautiful art together. There is nothing like it. I am proud to share the stage with these musicians.”


Mr. Stephen Butler will serve as an accompanist.


Cowley College Concert Choir members:
Soprano I
Rebecca Dewberry, Emily Lawson, Paige Lundin, and Keah Benck.
Soprano II
Molly McCune, Ashley Daniels, Juliana Soto, Kayla Powell, Whitney Osalla, and Hanna Coryea.
Alto 1
Mairi Baker, Rachel Burroughs, Charity Smith, Riley Payé, and Erin Kennedy.
Alto 2
Malori Clark, Daylen Holmes, Alyssa Syers, Monica Morris, Lizzie Willie, and Haley Golightley.
Tenor 1
Jon Claybaugh, Anthony Faletti, and Caleb Bettles.
Tenor 2
Clay White, Kaden Boatman, Semaj Smith, Logan Brewer, and Michael Rodriguez.
Kyle Smith, Austin Sherman, Joey White, and Ian Smith.
Zachary Heyer, Thomas Hecker, Joshua Waldorf, and Scott Garrison.

Concert Band members:

Jillian Rhinehart.
Malori Clark, Sammi Twenhafel, Edna Vega, and Brianna Baxley.
Emily Graham and Cheyenne Mapel.
Kiley Hernandez.
Kayla Wiggins, Nicole Crum, Joel Johnson, Megan Talbert, and Victoria Bardsley.
Bass Clarinet
Alyssa Bump and Hannah Titus.
Alto Saxophone
Garrett Misora and Stetson Carpenter.
Tenor Saxophone
Aubrey Cowdin.
Baritone Saxophone
Jacob Worm.
French Horn
Taylar Karnes.
Tory Setzkorn, Evan Lyman, Mycheal Harrelson, Jon Lane, Braylea King, and Alexandra Scoggins.
Michael Burley, Greg Coppola, and Woodrow Harmon.
Josh Waldorf.
Jenny Kelly.
Ty Spencer, Ramon Ortega, Emily Lawson, and Zach Heyer.