Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members and Community Band’s 25th Anniversary

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members and Community Band’s 25th Anniversary FOR RELEASE April 12, 2018

4/12/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Department of Music presents its final band concert of the 2017-2018 academic year on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. Admission to the concert is free and open to all.

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB), under the direction of Leonard Salvo, and the Ashland University Symphonic Band directed by Joseph Lewis, Jr., will perform a program themed "The Masters" as it features major composers within the band and orchestra world. The event will serve as a celebration for the AACCB's 25th anniversary, and will recognize the senior AU Band members for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. 

The AACCB will feature soloists John Robinson, euphonium, performing Rhapsody for Euphonium and Concert Band, and Tom Reed on saxophone performing his arrangement of three nostalgic pieces titled Radio Days. Their portion of the program will also present A Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed celebrating the ensemble's 25th season, Hands Across the Sea by Sousa and The Light Eternal by James Swearingen remembering the four chaplains who gave their lives to save others when the SS Dorchester was attacked and sunk during WWII.

The University Symphonic Band will perform Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Holst's Second Suite for Military Band in F, Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry and Children's March, Mackey's Foundry, and conclude with Williams' Olympic Fanfare and Theme.

For more information about the music department and a full events schedule, visit the Web site at www.ashland.edu/music or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###