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NDSCS Mass Band Concert to be directed by Guest Conductor

Posted on 2/21/2013

Mass Band Concert
NDSCS Concert Band will perform with Wahpeton and Breckenridge high school bands

The North Dakota State College of Science Concert Band is set to perform together with both the Wahpeton and Breckenridge high school bands under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Boyd Perkins. The concert will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m.

The combined bands will be performing a total of five pieces including the three-movement suite "Northwest Suite," by John O'Reilly, "Thundercrest Concert March," by Eric Osterling, and highlights from The Music Man, by Meredith Wilson, arranged by Alfred Reed.

Dr. Boyd Perkins currently serves as the Director of Bands at Northern State University (NSU) in Aberdeen, S.D. A native of Brookings, S.D., Perkins earned his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Wind Conducting from the University of Iowa. With successful public school teaching experiences in several states, he has developed a strong, multifaceted reputation as a music educator in the areas of concert band, marching band and jazz.

The NSU Maroon Saxophone Quartet will also be performing during the concert. They are set to play a variety of pieces, including "Mambo #1," by Harley Sommerfeld, "Cantina" from Star Wars, arranged by Philippe Marillia, "Love is Here to Stay," by George Gershwin and arranged by Bill Holcombe, and "Hoe Down," by Will Gregory.

The concert is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted following the performance in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center lobby.


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