The Quincy University Symphonic Band will present its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the Connie Niemann Center for Music (17th and Seminary Road). This concert is free and open to the public.

The Symphonic Band will perform a wide variety of works that center around the theme of storytelling and history. Selections include “Trail of Tears” by James Barnes, “Trail of Dreams” by Robert Smith, a new work composed in 2017 by David Biedenbender, entitled “Ghost Apparatus” and two hymn song settings by David Holsinger. The concert will also feature the QU Percussion Ensemble.

In addition, the band program will recognize its graduating seniors and announce department award recipients. The QU Symphonic Band is under the direction of assistant professor of music and director of bands, Bill Machold.

For questions, contact Bill Machold at 217-228-5432 ext. 3163.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University ( is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.