The Quincy University Symphonic Band will present a spring concert on April 28 at 3 p.m. in the Connie Niemann Center for Music, 17th and Seminary Road. This concert is free to the public.

The concert will feature six student conductors who will each lead the ensemble through a piece of their choosing. Students Hallie Mundle, Adam Liesen, Alanna Edgecomb, Lora Launer, Serenity Buchanan, and Evan Conover have rehearsed the group over the past month to prepare for this performance as part of the MED 350 Instrumental Conducting course, led by Professor Machold.

“This is a valuable experience for these students to lead a piece from first read through the performance, planning rehearsals, making corrections, and getting comfortable in front of a large ensemble,” said Bill Machold, M.M., assistant professor of music. “It is a complete experience that most schools do not offer to their music majors.”

The concert will feature music from major composers such as Percy Grainger, Eric Whitacre, Alfred Reed, Randall Standridege, and more. Also featured on the concert will be the QU Brass, percussion, and woodwind ensembles.

The QU Symphonic Band is under the direction of assistant professor of music and director of bands, Bill Machold. For more information, call 217-228-5432 ext. 3163.

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