MAILED: Oct. 20, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's music and theatre arts department will present an Indianhead Honors Band concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The Indianhead Honors Band is composed of 90 students from 28 area high schools in Western Wisconsin. The students submit an application and then are selected by university applied faculty members.
During the day, the students will work with university wind and percussion faculty members in master classes and music sectionals, and they will rehearse for the evening concert.
"It is a day filled with positive musical, educational and personal experiences for the students," said Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, director of university bands.
The concert will begin with brief presentations from the UW-Eau Claire Symphony Band, conducted by associate professor of music and theatre arts Rodney Hudson, and the Wind Symphony, also conducted by Heidel.
After a short intermission, Heidel will conduct the Indianhead Honors Band. They will perform five selections, including "Home from the Hill" by Larry Daehn and "Intrada, Adoration and Praise" by Claude T. Smith.
For two selections, Dr. Eugene Rousseau will be featured as a guest artist on the alto saxophone. "Rousseau is regarded as one of the foremost saxophone performers and educators of our time," Heidel said, adding that Rousseau currently serves on the music faculty at the University of Minnesota.
Tickets for the concert are $4 and are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, or at the door.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 20, 2000