Culver-Stockton’s Pre-Tour Band Concert

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Abigail Heinecke

Wind Ensemble prepares to play at Pre-Tour Concert.

Culver-Stockton College’s Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble performed their Pre-Tour Concert February 28th, at the Alexander Campbell Auditorium.

The Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Trent Hollinger Associate Professor of Music, played five works for the concert. They opened with Circus Days by Karl King, and followed with Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light by Johann Schop, Luminescence by David Biedenbender, and Slava! by Leonard Bernstein. Another piece they played , Dreamscape, was written by Allen Gingerich, a senior music technology major.

The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Aren Van Houzen, performed four pieces at the concert. The ensemble played Take Five by Paul Desmond, Bear Bones by Lennie Niehaus, MacArthur Park by Jimmy Webb, and Gospel John by Jeff Steinberg.

Abigail Heinecke
The Jazz Ensemble playing at the Pre-Tour Concert


The works the Ensembles performed for the concert are pieces that they will perform while they are traveling on Band Tour, a yearly trip the Music Department takes to demonstrate their musical talents. This year twenty three students will be going on Band Tour.

Bailey McNamar, sophomore Fine Arts Management major and flute player mentioned her favorite part of Band Tour, “The traveling performance part of it is fun and a really good experience. It brings the band and the music department together and it is a fun opportunity to perform in different places.” 

It brings the band and the music department together and it is a fun opportunity to perform in different places.”

— Bailey McNamar

Band Tour starts Saturday February 29th and they will be performing around Illinois until March 3rd. Their first performance will be in Litchfield, Illinois.