Concordia’s Wind Symphony to Embark on 2024 Spring Tour

Published by Hope Nelson 4 weeks ago on Wed, Mar 20, 2024 12:43 PM

Concordia’s Wind Symphony will travel to Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Iowa from April 11-15 on their 2024 spring tour.  

The concert’s selections draw from both sacred and secular realms of music and focus on the theme of joy: joy in life, joy in death, and joy eternal. Audience members will have the opportunity to hear pieces like Antonin Dvorak’s “Slavonic March,” Frank Ticheli’s “Joy Revisited,” Alfred Reed’s “Alleluia! Laudamus Te,” and Robert W. Smith’s “Precious Lord,” among many others.  

Additionally, the Wind Symphony will perform Benjamin Culli’s “Bless the Lord, O My Soul!”, a piece newly commissioned for the ensemble.  

The Concordia Wind Symphony is under the direction of Professor Robert Cody. Cody graduated from Concordia in 2014 with a degree in K-12 music education. At Concordia, he was a member of the symphonic band and A Cappella choir. He received his master’s from Colorado State University in 2020, focusing on music education with a conducting emphasis.  

Admission to the concerts is free. Free-will offerings will be collected at each concert to assist with tour expenses.  

 

Itinerary:  

Thursday, April 11 

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS 

7 p.m. concert 

Friday, April 12 

Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles, Mo.  

7 p.m. concert 

Saturday, April 13 

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Rockford, Ill.  

7 p.m. concert 

Sunday, April 14 

Trinity Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa 

7 p.m. concert 

Monday, April 15 

Concordia Junior/Senior High School, Omaha, Neb.  

2:30 p.m. assembly 

 

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:  

Caleb Schlichting, freshman, Lyons, Neb. 

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

 

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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