Bethel College Music Department Presents Spring Instrumental Concerts

Lissa Diaz

The Bethel College Music Department will present its Spring Instrumental Concerts April 11 and 12 on campus.

 On Thurs., April 11, the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will present their spring performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. The concert will open with the Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Wade Armentrout, with student conductors Jason Poff and Alaina Williams. The program will include “El Capitan” by John Phillip Sousa, “Overture from William Tell” by Rossini, and “Sandpaper Ballet” by Leroy Anderson. The Jazz Ensemble will follow, also under the direction of Wade Armentrout. They will be performing works by Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, and Harry Connick, Jr.

 On Fri., April 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra will perform. Under the direction of Dr. Reg Klopfenstein, the Percussion Ensemble’s repertoire will feature music for three to seven performers. Works include Lynn Glassock’s popular “One O’clock Samba” and Elliot Del Borgo’s “Essay for Percussion.” Music for mallet instruments features John Currey’s arrangement of “Los Machetes.” Dr. Vicky Warkentien will direct the Chamber Orchestra in performances of “Romanian Folk Dances” by Béla Bartók, Yuankai Bao’s “Symphony No. 2, Sketches of Taiwan,” and “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar.

 The cost for each concert is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 574.807.7080, Mon.-Fri., 1-5 p.m.


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