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Indianhead Honors Band To Present
Concert at UW-Eau Claire Nov. 17
MAILED: Nov. 9, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — 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. 17, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The Indianhead Honors Band is composed of 90 students from 20 Western Wisconsin high schools. Interested students submit an application and are chosen by UW-Eau Claire faculty members.
Before the evening concert, the students will work with university wind and percussion faculty members to learn more about their instruments and rehearse for the evening concert.
"It's a great experience for both the students and faculty," said Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, director of university bands. "It allows us as a university to reach out to the larger Eau Claire area in a positive way."
The concert will begin with presentations from the UW-Eau Claire Symphony Band, conducted by associate professor of music and theatre arts Rodney Hudson, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by Heidel.
Following a short intermission, Heidel will conduct the Indianhead Honors Band in four of the five selections. Hudson will conduct the band for one selection. Various works will be performed, including Reinhold Gliere's "Russian Sailors' Dance," E.E. Bagley's "National Emblem" and Mozart's Concerto No. 3 in E-flat.
Guest artist and clinician Jack Herrick, professor of horn at the University of Northern Colorado, will perform with the Indianhead Honors Band and the Wind Symphony. Herrick has performed with many well-known orchestras, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Springs Symphony, Central City Opera, Colorado Symphony, Opera Colorado and Denver Chamber Orchestra. Presently he is a member of the Denver Brass, one of the few professional symphonic brass groups in America.
Tickets for the concert are $4 and are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or 1-800-949-UWEC, or at the door.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 9, 2001