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Northern State University Symphonic Band to present spring concert
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band, under the
direction of Dr. Boyd Perkins, will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Theater.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens. Students are admitted free.
Spring theme, international flavor
The band will begin its performance with American composer Alfred Reed’s Hounds of Spring which, according to the composer, is “ … a magical picture of young love in springtime.” The works of several other American composers will appear on the program as well: F.E. Bigelow’s Our Director March; Elliot Del Borgo’s Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night; and Selections From “Porgy and Bess,” by George and Ira Gershwin.
The concert will contain a bit of international flavor as the band presents Argentinian-born composer Alberto Ginastera’s Danza Final from Estancia, which depicts musical snapshots of life on an Argentinian ranch. Also known as the Malambo, this piece depicts a competitive dance between two gauchos, whose movements become wilder and more abandoned as the piece races toward its conclusion. Finally, the band will perform Franz von Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture, the main theme of which many listeners will recognize from various cartoon horse races.
The Dominant 7
Featured in this performance will be The Dominant 7, under the direction of Dr. Grant Manhart.
Dominant 7 has performed throughout the Midwest, including performances at the University of Wisconsin, the South Dakota State Fair, the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Fest, and in the Aberdeen region. This May marks Dominant 7’s second performance at the prestigious International Trumpet Guild Conference in King of Prussia, Pa. The group opened for internationally renowned trumpeter Arturo Sandoval at the 2007 ITG conference in Glassboro, N.J., in June 2007.
Last performance before renovations
This performance will be the band’s last one in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Theater for a while, as renovations in the theater, as well as upgrades and additions to the center, are scheduled to begin following the conclusion of the academic year.
“We are thrilled to enter this exciting new chapter in NSU’s evolution,” Perkins said. “Our programs continue to grow and establish themselves on a regional and national level, and our new facilities will reflect that growth.”

During the renovations, which are scheduled to end by the start of the 2015 academic year, NSU’s musical performances will occur in alternate locations throughout Aberdeen.
NSU Symphonic Band
Instrument, musician, hometown, major
Megan Vockrodt, Pierre; elementary education
Sabrena Schmidt, Huron; elementary education

Shelby Bauer, Aberdeen; music education

Maris Grewe, Aberdeen; elementary education

Sha Li, Shanghai, China; sociology
Anna Dzieweczynski, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; elementary education

Samantha Elbert, Watertown; music education/elementary education
Torriano Barrett, Nassau, Bahamas; business management
Charlotte Grandpre, Huron, music education

Molly Royals, Rapid City, music

Alen Zeledon, Watertown; music education

Brooke Mathey, Mitchell; music education

McKenzie Betting, Ellendale, N.D.; music education

Jacque Bratcher, Lead; music education

Kayla Nuese, Hendricks, Minn.; music education

Nicole Mohr, Renner; psychology/sociology
Bass Clarinet

Jamie Stadel, Aberdeen; music education
Alto Saxophone

Derek VanDenTop, Canton; music

Steven Zimoski, Mobridge; music

Chelsea Kerbaugh, Harwood, N.D.; music education

Katie Wegleitner, Lake City; music/musical theater
Tenor Saxophone

Taylor Johnson, Aberdeen; music
Baritone Saxophone

Michelle Mennis, Wahpeton, N.D.; music education
Amanda Wentz, Bismarck, N.D.; music

Nick Ries, Watertown; music education

Hillary Sward, Dell Rapids; music education

Paul Fellbaum, Webster; music education

Calvin Cramer, Camp Crook; music education

Tabitha Reule, Mobridge; music

Alec Nelson, Jamestown, N.D.; music education
Sam Johnson, Mitchell; music education

Nicole Merriman, Pierre; music education

Paige Tooker, Warner; music education

Chenise Berens, Mitchell; music
Delayna LaBelle, Sturgis; music education

Joseph Weseloh (bass), Watertown; music education

Lexi Cole, Canton; music/English

Jon Miller, Kimball; music education

Kaitlynn Loos, Rapid City; English education
Carl Mathwig, Waconia, Minn.; music education

Austin Fordham, Groton; music education

Megan Hanson, Pierre; music education
Robert Conrad, Sioux Falls; music education

John Gorr, Rapid City; music education

Alan Birmeier, Plankinton; music education
Luke Bergjord, Aberdeen; music education

James “Cam” Abreu, Rapid City; music education

Carrie Pospishil, Yankton; music education

Amanda Korak, Huron; music/nursing

Dustin Schmidt, Huron; general education

Joel Schlottman, Rapid City; music/business

Photos: Perkins (top), Manhart