Concert Band Encourages Remembrance During Thanksgiving Season

The Bethel College Concert Band will present a free fall concert on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center. The theme of this year’s show is “Remembrance,” in preparation of the Thanksgiving Season.

Some of the pieces to be performed performed are: “Sine Nomine” by Ralph Vaughn Williams and arranged by Alfred Reed, “Jubilance!” by Caesar Giovannini and various pieces by J.S. Bach. The Symphonic Band will perform a piece titled “Whatsoever Things” by Mark Camphouse. This piece was commissioned by the Reveli Foundation for the 1997 Honor Band of America as the inaugural commission of the Paynter Project and is dedicated to the memory of John P. Paynter (1928-1996).

“It [concert] is a celebration of remembering what matters most as we move into the season of Thanksgiving,” says Bethel Adjunct Professor and Concert Band Director Ardis Faber, D.A.

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.