Concordia Wind Symphony to Perform Spring Home Concert

Published by Hope Nelson 3 weeks ago on Fri, Mar 22, 2024 7:59 AM

Concordia’s Wind Symphony will perform their home concert on Saturday, April 20, at Messiah Lutheran Church and School in Lincoln, Nebraska, after returning from their six-day long spring tour, during which they will travel to and perform at several churches and schools in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.  

The concert will feature selections from the group’s tour program and feature composers like David Maslanka, Alfred Reed, and Frank Ticheli, representing a wide variety of styles and genres from across the musical spectrum. The ensemble will also perform Benjamin Culli’s “Bless the Lord, O My Soul!”, a piece commissioned for the Wind Symphony and debuted at their first tour concert.  

The Wind Symphony has a rich performance and touring history that extends more than 100 years into the past. The group’s first director was Karl Hasse, who established the first instrumental ensemble in 1906, beginning Concordia’s legacy of excellence in instrumental music that continues today.  

The Wind Symphony is currently under the direction of Professor Robert Cody, a Concordia alum and recent addition to the music faculty. Cody graduated from Concordia in 2014 with a degree in K-12 music education and served as the Director of Music at Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wisconsin, and the worship arts director at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and School in Frankenmuth, Michigan, before returning to his alma mater. 

 

Members of the Wind Symphony include:  

FLUTE:  

Sadie Henson, junior, Herrin, Ill. 

Abby Kandt, senior, Wake Forest, N.C. 

Karalynn Pingel, freshman, Janesville, Wis. 

Psalm Richters, junior, Utica, Neb.  

Sarah Stepp, freshman, Lincoln, Neb. 

 

OBOE:  

Walker Ranada, senior, McKinney, Texas 

 

CLARINET:  

Bailey Bianco, freshman, Loveland, Colo. 

Arabella Blakeley, freshman, Havana, Ill. 

Ellie Lehr, sophomore, Omaha, Neb. 

Katheryn Rice, junior, Bellevue, Neb. 

Caleb Zeckzer, senior, New Haven, Ind. 

 

BASS CLARINET:  

Hannah Ethridge, sophomore, Fulda, Minn. 

Isabella Schmid, junior, Rockford, Ill. 

 

ALTO SAXOPHONE:  

Grace Donnelly, sophomore, Three Forks, Mont. 

Nathan Hoft, senior, Eldridge, Iowa 

Nathan Sollberger, freshman, Louisville, Neb. 

 

TENOR SAXOPHONE:  

Jonah Carter, freshman, McKinney, Texas 

Megan Endorf, sophomore, Columbus, Neb. 

Taylor Rogers, freshman, Plainville, Kan. 

 

BARITONE SAXOPHONE:  

Logan Walgate, junior, St. Charles, Mo. 

 

TRUMPET:  

Taylor Beal, freshman, Wichita, Kan. 

Samuel Dunbar, junior, Lambertville, N.J. 

Matthew Feusse, senior, Clearwater, Neb. 

Bailey Hidy, freshman, Trenton, Neb. 

Abbey Kudrna, freshman, Omaha, Neb. 

Madeline Peters, junior, Sioux Falls, S.D. 

 

HORN:  

Nathan Feusse, sophomore, Clearwater, Neb. 

Kayla Kisker, senior, Platte City, Mo. 

Alannah Stahl, senior, Saginaw, Mich. 

 

TROMBONE:  

Nathaniel Demlow, senior, St. Paul, Minn. 

Miriam Ganoung, sophomore, Halsey, Neb. 

Matthew Guilford, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb. 

Jackson Munter, junior, Ithaca, Neb. 

 

EUPHONIUM:  

Joshua Jurchen, sophomore, Seward, Neb. 

Lydia Schultz, senior, Bay City, Mich. 

Micah Scott, freshman, El Lago, Texas 

 

TUBA:  

Colin Thuringer, junior, Sioux Falls, S.D. 

Caleb Schlichting, freshman, Lyons, Neb. 

 

PERCUSSION: 

Aleksa Chambers, freshman, Wilber, Neb. 

Ethan Gillespie, junior, Random Lake, Wis. 

Timothy Mars, junior, Cody, Wyo. 

Shasta Tonniges, sophomore, York, Neb. 

Aaron Wulff, sophomore, St. Charles, Mo. 

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