Band and Orchestra Concert at Bethel College

Bethel College will hold a Band and Orchestra Concert on Monday, April 16, 2007, at the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
This concert will feature the Concert Band, String Chamber Orchestra and the String Quartet, each directed by Dr. Michael Kendall.

The Bethel College Concert Band is an instrumental ensemble devoted to the performance of traditional and contemporary concert band literature. Band membership is open to college students and area residents. This course provides students opportunities to enhance their musical appreciation through performance, while continuing to develop their instrumental performance skills. The Concert Band also serves as laboratory experience for music education majors desiring to improve their performance levels on various band instruments, observe rehearsal methods and techniques, and learn band organizational strategies.

The Bethel College String Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble devoted to the performance of Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary repertoire. The String Chamber Orchestra performs two concerts each year and is open to all qualified members of the college community and to area residents. The ensemble provides the opportunity to students for continued growth in instrumental and musical development. Students may participate in this ensemble for credit, earning one credit hour each semester, or they may audit the course on a no-credit basis.

The Bethel College String Quartet is an ensemble committed to the exploration and performance of major string quartet repertoire, with its numerous technical and expressive demands. The String Quartet performs several concerts each year, both on and off campus. Participation in this ensemble enables students to develop advanced skills in musicality, balance, sensitivity, control and independence. Enrollment is subject to audition.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,081 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 12 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. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.

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