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Concert Band Shows Off Talent in Free Performance

The Bethel College Concert Band, under the direction of Professor of Music Mike Kendall, will perform its free fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center.

The concert will open with a number of chamber works for brass choir, brass quintet, saxophone quintet and clarinet trio. Some of the exciting numbers on the program will include Johann Altenberg's “Concerto for Seven Trumpets” and “Timpani and Flashing Winds” by Jan Vander Roost. The concert will conclude with a multimedia presentation of Robert W. Smith’s four-movement symphony for band titled “The Divine Comedy.”

"Our fall Concert Band program will feature a wide variety of challenging music and will showcase our many talented Bethel students, in both chamber and concert band settings," says Kendall.

For more information contact the Bethel College music department at 574.807.7575.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.