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Concordia University's Wind Ensemble to embark on Spring Break Tour

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
The Concordia University, Nebraska Wind Ensemble will be touring March 2–12, 2017, with stops in Missouri, Illinois and Florida.
The Concordia University, Nebraska Wind Ensemble will be touring March 2–12, 2017, with stops in Missouri, Illinois and Florida.

The Concordia University, Nebraska Wind Ensemble, a select 43-member concert band, will be touring March 2–12, 2017, with stops in Missouri, Illinois and Florida.

The University Wind Ensemble is chosen from the 85-member University Symphonic Band which was formed in 1906 and is the oldest continuing musical organization at Concordia.

“The Wind Ensemble has gained a reputation for engaging and entertaining performances of outstanding sacred and traditional concert band literature,” said Andrew Schultz, director of the ensemble. “Throughout the long history of the band program at Concordia, the concert bands have toured extensively throughout the United States. The primary goal of these tours is to serve as an ambassador for Concordia University, Nebraska by sharing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through music.”

The ensemble will perform concerts at churches and high schools in six cities on their 10-day tour. Concert sites include Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Missouri, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Florida, Grace Lutheran Church, Winter Haven, Florida, Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockledge, Florida, Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School, Centralia, Illinois, Trinity Lutheran Church, Centralia, Illinois and Zion Harvester, St. Charles, Missouri.

This year’s tour program includes “Rejouissance” by James Curnow, a stirring setting of “Amazing Grace” by Frank Ticheli, Thomas Knox’s setting of “God of Our Fathers” that was written for the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan and John Philip Sousa’s “Starts and Stripes Forever.” The program will also include music by David Holsinger, Leroy Anderson, Robert W. Smith and Jay Bocook.

All of the concerts are free and open to the public.

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

The 2017 Wind Ensemble Spring Break Tour Itinerary

Thursday, March 2nd

Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church

11645 Benham Rd.

St. Louis, Mo. 63136

Concert time: 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 4th

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

2021 W. State Rd 426

Oviedo, Fla. 32765

Concert time: 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 5th

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

2021 W. State Rd 426

Oviedo, Fla. 32765

Sunday services: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 6th

Grace Lutheran Church

327 Avenue C, SE

Winter Haven, Fla. 33880

Concert time: 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 7th

Trinity Lutheran Church

1330 S. Fiske Blvd.

Rockledge, Fla. 32955

Concert time: 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 10th

Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School

9545 Shatuc Rd.

Centralia, Ill. 62801

Assembly concert: 1:30 p.m.

 

Trinity Lutheran Church

203 S. Pleasant Ave.

Centralia, Ill. 62801

Concert time: 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 11th

Zion Harvester

3866 Old Hwy 94 S.

St. Charles, Mo. 63304

Concert: 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 12th

Zion Harvester

3866 Old Hwy 94 S.

St. Charles, Mo. 63304

Sunday services: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.