Wind Band Institute Concert Set
Jun 17, 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. SCOTT A. JONES, assistant professor, Music, conductor The Concordia College Band
KIM KAPPES, Media Relations assistant
The third annual Wind Band Institute at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will conclude with a concert featuring North Dakota's 188th Army National Guard Band at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 2 in Buxton/Hanson Room, Hvidsten Hall of Music. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
The Band, first organized in Valley City, Dakota Territory, Aug. 13, 1887 as the First Dakota Infantry Band, was organized as the 188th Army Band and stationed in Fargo April 1, 1959. This year the Band celebrates its 50th anniversary of being the 188th and 122 consecutive years of military music in North Dakota. The highly recognized National Guard Band’s mission is to provide music throughout the full spectrum of military operations, instill in soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of citizens and promote national interests at home and abroad.
The 2009 Wind Band Institute, June 29 - July 2, offers band directors from around the country an opportunity to improve their teaching skills. The institute will be led by founder Dr. Scott A. Jones, Director of Bands at Concordia College, and nationally renowned composer/educator Richard Saucedo. A number of Concordia faculty will also present instrument-specific master classes and individual lessons. More information about the institute is available at www.windbandinstitute.com.