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Concordia University, Nebraska's Wind Ensemble performs spring concert

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017
Concordia University, Nebraska’s Wind Ensemble will perform its spring concert at 7 p.m. on March 17, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church.
Concordia University, Nebraska’s Wind Ensemble will perform its spring concert at 7 p.m. on March 17, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church.

Concordia University, Nebraska’s Wind Ensemble, chosen from the 85-member University Symphonic Band, will wrap up their spring tour with a performance at 7 p.m. on March 17, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.

The ensemble will be performing the works of Frank Ticheli, Leroy Anderson, Thomas Knox, John Philip Sousa and Jay Bocook, to name a few. The program includes songs such as, “Amazing Grace,” “Lead On, O King Eternal,” “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” and “God of Our Fathers,” among others.

“We are certainly looking forward to performing our home concert to conclude the tour,” said Andrew Schultz, director of the ensemble. “Our stirring setting of “Amazing Grace” and Thomas Knox’s setting of “God of Our Fathers,” which was written for the inauguration of President Reagan, are sure to wow those in attendance. I am so proud of the ensemble and all of the hard work and preparation they have put into this tour.”

Members of the University Wind Ensemble (listed by state, then alphabetically by city and last name) include:

  • Ryan Gross, senior, Riverside, Calif., trumpet
  • Miriam Lipke, freshman, Alamosa, Colo., clarinet
  • Naomi Bauer, sophomore, Chipita Park, Colo., oboe
  • Paul Hammes, sophomore, Colorado Springs, Colo., bassoon
  • Paul Symes, sophomore, Woodland Park, Colo., clarinet
  • Josh Wudtke, senior, Collinsville, Ill., percussion
  • Karl Rovey, senior, Springfield, Ill., trumpet
  • Jonathan Grant, sophomore, Waterloo, Ill., trumpet
  • Karina Keating, senior, Woodstock, Ill., flute
  • Cole Wohlgemuth, junior, Alton, Iowa, euphonium
  • Jennifer Reynolds, senior, Fort Wayne, Ind., trumpet
  • Caleb Wehling, senior, Liberal, Kan., percussion
  • Katie Wehling, sophomore, Liberal, Kan., flute
  • Leah Werling, sophomore, Solomon, Kan., clarinet
  • Kelsey Adcock, junior, Wamego, Kan., clarinet
  • Molly Goltl, junior, Wichita, Kan., alto saxophone
  • Josiah Schultz, sophomore, Bay City, Mich., euphonium
  • Carlie Mueller, senior, Frankenmuth, Mich., alto saxophone
  • Megan Suter, senior, Owatonna, Minn., percussion
  • Alexis Burrow, sophomore, Concordia, Mo., trumpet
  • Todd Brueckner, senior, Farrar, Mo., oboe
  • Sarah Brutlag, junior, St. Louis, Mo., flute
  • Jacob Mikkelson, freshman, Bellevue, Neb., horn
  • Dane Pedersen, sophomore, Columbus, Neb., tuba
  • Joel Ristvedt, junior, Crete, Neb., horn
  • Macey Kroeger, freshman, Dannebrog, Neb., bass clarinet
  • Nathan Klaumann, sophomore, Fairbury, Neb., percussion
  • Caleb Staehr, sophomore, Grand Island, Neb., baritone saxophone
  • Britnee Fear, sophomore, Hershey, Neb., tuba
  • Audrey Rich, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb., horn
  • Cara Colligan, junior, Norfolk, Neb., clarinet
  • Cassie Boeka, senior, North Platte, Neb., trumpet
  • Lydia Jeppesen, sophomore, Pleasant Dale, Neb., trumpet
  • Jordan Schut, senior, Scribner, Neb., tenor saxophone
  • Cole Berry, senior, Seward, Neb., trombone
  • Rebecca Hoffschneider, freshman, Utica, Neb., flute
  • Caleb Ristvedt, sophomore, Utica, Neb., trombone
  • Heather Rasch, senior, Jos, Nigeria, horn
  • Erika Borslien, senior, West Fargo, N.D., clarinet
  • Allison Seeliger, junior, Edmond, Okla., clarinet
  • Alberto Barrientos, senior, El Paso, Texas, tuba
  • Rachel Dorn, sophomore, Houston, Texas, percussion
  • Mikayla Eifert, junior, Houston, Texas, trombone