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Concordia's premier instrumental ensemble performs across Nebraska

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Concordia’s University Symphonic Band will perform in Seward, Nebraska, Feb. 21, 2016, at St. John Lutheran Church at 3 p.m.
Concordia’s University Symphonic Band will perform in Seward, Nebraska, Feb. 21, 2016, at St. John Lutheran Church at 3 p.m.

The Concordia University, Nebraska University Symphonic Band will perform for the students, faculty and staff at its four Lutheran high school partner schools in Nebraska, as well as for the community in Seward, Nebraska, in mid-February. The concert at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska, is free and open to the public on Feb. 21, 2016, at 3 p.m.

 “We are excited to perform for the Seward and surrounding communities again this spring and to connect with the students at all four of our partner high schools in Nebraska,” said Concordia’s Assistant Professor of Music Andrew Schultz. “This is a great opportunity for us to share the love of Jesus with high school students through music.”

 Concordia’s partner schools in Nebraska are Lincoln Lutheran High School in Lincoln, Heartland Lutheran High School in Grand Island, Northeast Lutheran High School in Norfolk and Concordia High School in Omaha.

 Schultz conducts the ensemble, which is open to all Concordia students by audition each year.

 The University Symphonic Band formed in 1906 and is the oldest continuing musical organization at Concordia. The ensemble places emphasis on sacred, multicultural and contemporary literature, as well as traditional concert band repertoire.

 The band tours a part of the United States each year and toured internationally to China in the summer of 2007.

 Performers include (alphabetically by state, city and last name; international at end):

Ryan Gross, senior, Riverside, Calif., trumpet

David Krueger, freshman, Aurora, Colo., alto saxophone

Naomi Bauer, freshman, Cascade, Colo., oboe

Paul Hammes, freshman, Colorado Springs, Colo., bassoon

Cassie Nagel, junior, Lafayette, Colo., flute

Paul Symes, freshman, Woodland Park, Colo., clarinet

Brianna Bossle, junior, Coral Springs, Fla., percussion

Sydney Heimann, junior, Galesburg, Ill., trombone

Micah Schalow, freshman, Rockford, Ill., trombone

Jonathan Grant, freshman, Waterloo, Ill., trumpet

Josh Wudtke, senior, Collinsville, Ill., percussion

Karina Keating, junior, Woodstock, Ill., flute

Jennifer Reynolds, senior, Fort Wayne, Ind., trumpet

Cole Wohlgemuth, sophomore, Alton, Iowa, euphonium

Charity Espinosa, sophomore, Clarinda, Iowa, euphonium

Garion Consier, freshman, Churdan, Iowa, trumpet

Dorian Doremus, junior, Grimes, Iowa, percussion

Hannah Weber, senior, Manchester, Iowa, trombone

Amanda Segebart, freshman, Sioux City, Iowa, clarinet

Janelle Adams, sophomore, Andover, Kan., flute

Kaleb Weinkauf, freshman, Basehor, Kan., alto saxophone

Elizabeth Frakes, freshman, Ellinwood, Kan., flute

Katie Wehling, freshman, Liberal, Kan.

Caleb Wehling, junior, Liberal, Kan., flute and percussion

Leah Werling, freshman, Solomon, Kan., clarinet

Kelsey Adcock, sophomore Wamego, Kan., clarinet

Christian Schultz, senior, Wamego, Kan., percussion

Molly Goltl, sophomore, Wichita, Kan., alto saxophone

Josiah Schultz, freshman, Bay City, Mich., euphonium

Charlotte Mueller, junior, Frankenmuth, Mich., alto saxophone

Megan Suter, junior, Owatonna, Minn., percussion

Alexis Burrow, freshman, Concordia, Mo., trumpet

Derek Theiss, senior, Farrar, Mo., tenor saxophone

Todd Brueckner, junior, Perryville, Mo., oboe

Karl Rovey, senior, Springfield, Mo., trumpet

Sarah Brutlag, junior, St. Louis, Mo., flute

Joel Marquardt, senior, Denver, N.C., percussion

Erika Borslien, junior, West Fargo, N.D., clarinet

Andrea Leising, senior, Arapahoe, Neb., bass clarinet

Megan Seim, junior, Chapman, Neb., clarinet

Courtney Burma, senior, Columbus, Neb., clarinet

Dane Pedersen, freshman, Columbus, Neb., tuba

Paige Stadler, freshman, Columbus, Neb., trombone

Naomi Ristvedt, senior, Crete, Neb., flute

Erik Hart, sophomore, Fairbury, Neb., trumpet

Nathan Klaumann, freshman, Fairbury, Neb., percussion

Caleb Staehr, freshman, Grand Island, Neb., baritone saxophone

Britnee Fear, freshman, Hershey, Neb., tuba

Brooke McNiel, sophomore, Holdrege, Neb., euphonium

Kara Blasé, junior, Hordville, Neb., flute

Emma Haas, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., percussion

Audrey Rich, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., horn

Hannah Rose, junior, Louisville, Neb., clarinet

Angelica Blomenberg, junior, Norfolk, Neb., oboe

Cara Colligan, sophomore, Norfolk, Neb., clarinet

Cassie Boeka, junior, North Platte, Neb., trumpet

Katherine Draucker, freshman, Ogallala, Neb., flute

Micah Most, freshman, Ogallala, Neb., clarinet

Jazmyn Yates, freshman, Omaha, Neb., flute

Lydia Jeppesen, freshman, Pleasant Dale, Neb., trumpet

Micah Jeppesen, sophomore, Pleasant Dale, Neb., trombone

Joshua Wendland, freshman, Raymond, Neb., tuba

Jordan Schut, junior, Scribner, Neb., tenor saxophone

Cole Berry, junior, Seward, Neb., trombone

Annie Wunderlich, freshman, Seward, Neb., flute

Melody Niemoth, freshman, South Bend, Neb., clarinet

Joel Ristvedt, sophomore, Utica, Neb., horn

Caleb Ristvedt, freshman, Utica, Neb., trombone

Madeline Luehr, freshman, Wood River, Neb., alto saxophone

Nick Harding, senior, Yerington, Nev., euphonium

Allison Seeliger, sophomore, Edmond, Okla., clarinet

Alberto Barrientos, freshman, Austin, Texas, tuba

Krista Schmidt, sophomore, Giddings, Texas, string bass

Rachel Dorn, freshman, Houston, Texas, percussion

Mikayla Eifert, sophomore, Houston, Texas, trombone

 About Concordia University, Nebraska

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,600 students. Concordia offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit