University Symphonic Band performs 2017 fall concert

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 5 years ago on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 10:28 AM
The University Symphonic Band will perform its spring concert at St. John Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.

The University Symphonic Band of Concordia University, Nebraska, will perform its fall concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will both be playing throughout the evening. The program includes three marches: “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite,” “On the Mall” and “Circus Day.” Also featured will be Carmen Dragon’s arrangement of “America, the Beautiful,” Samuel Hazo’s “Ride” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

“I hope that the concert will be engaging and entertaining as it has a mix of beautiful settings of beloved hymn tunes, great marches, and patriotic and programmatic music,” said Andrew Schultz, conductor of the Symphonic Band.

The University Symphonic Band was 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.

Members of the 2017–18 University Symphonic (listed by home state, home city, and then last name in alphabetical order):


Jacob Mikkelson, sophomore, Bellevue, Neb., horn

Megan Seim, senior, Chapman, Neb., clarinet

Dane Pedersen, junior, Columbus, Neb., tuba

Macey Kroeger, sophomore, Dannebrog, Neb., clarinet

Seth Hart, sophomore, Fairbury, Neb., trombone

Nathan Klaumann, junior, Fairbury, Neb., percussion

Abigail Huggins, freshman, Grand Island, Neb., clarinet

Caleb Staehr, junior, Grand, Island, Neb., baritone sax

Zachary Staehr, freshman, Grand Island, Neb., trombone

Jonathan Rippe, junior, Gretna, Neb., euphonium

Chris Warneke, sophomore, Hastings, Neb., alto sax

Britnee Fear, junior, Hershey, Neb., tuba

Hannah Birtell, freshman, Holdrege, Neb., horn

Brooke McNiel, senior, Holdrege, Neb., euphonium

Emma Haas, junior, Lincoln, Neb., percussion

Trenton Dorton, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., alto sax

Clara Rich, junior, Lincoln, Neb., alto sax

Alice Wentz, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., baritone sax

Lukas Sollberger, freshman, Louisville, Neb., trumpet

Amelia Schlichting, freshman, Lyons, Neb., clarinet

Elizabeth Kelley, freshman, McCook, Neb., percussion

Luke Blomenberg, freshman, Norfolk, Neb., trumpet

Katherine Draucker, junior, Ogallala, Neb., flute

Shelby Betterton, sophomore, Omaha, Neb., flute

Avery Kesar, freshman, Omaha, Neb., trumpet

Abigail Jeppesen, freshman, Pleasant Dale, Neb., clarinet

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

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

Kyra Kennedy, freshman, Purdum, Neb., bass clarinet

Cole Berry, senior, Seward, Neb., trombone

Dalton Berry, freshman, Seward, Neb., trumpet

Erika Borslien-Dukes, senior, Seward, Neb., clarinet

Charlotte Eberhard, senior, Seward, Neb., alto sax

Josh Hendrickson, sophomore, Seward, Neb., euphonium

Nolan Homp, freshman, Seward, Neb., trombone

Matthew Kortze, senior, Seward, Neb., percussion

Brittan Taylor, freshman, Seward, Neb., percussion

Colin Renkert, sophomore, Sidney, Neb., percussion

Jacob Sumpter, sophomore, Superior, Neb., percussion

Sara Kettelhake, freshman, Tecumseh, Neb., alto sax

Rebecca Hoffschneider, sophomore, Utica, Neb., flute

Shiloh Richters, freshman, Utica, Neb., trumpet

Caleb Ristvedt, junior, Utica, Neb., trombone

Joel Ristvedt, senior, Utica, Neb., horn

Keziah Bruns, freshman, Waco, Neb., horn

Madeline Smith, junior, Wood River, Neb., alto sax



Miriam Lipke, sophomore, Alamosa, Colo., clarinet

David Krueger, junior, Aurora, Colo., tenor sax

Naomi Bauer, junior, Cascade, Colo., oboe

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

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



Samuel Smith, sophomore, Broadlands, Ill., tuba

Emma Odorico, junior, Brookfield, Ill.., alto sax

Hayden Rensner, freshman, Effingham, Ill., trumpet

Jonathan Grant, junior, Waterloo, Ill., trumpet



Whitney Pottschmidt, junior, Seymour, Ind., oboe



Cole Wohlgemuth, senior, Alton, Iowa, euphonium

Charity Espinosa-Schafer, senior, Clarinda, Iowa, euphonium

Delaney Doremus, sophomore, Grimes, Iowa, flute



Janelle List, senior, Andover, Kan., flute

Elizabeth Frakes, junior, Ellinwood, Kan., flute

Katherine Wehling, junior, Liberal, Kan., flute

Valery Rostek, sophomore, Norton, Kan., tenor sax

Leah Werling, junior, Solomon, Kan., clarinet

Kelsey Adcock, senior, Wamego, Kan., clarinet

Matthew Goltl, sophomore, Wichita, Kan., percussion

Molly Goltl, senior, Wichita, Kan., alto sax



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



Benjamin Vallin, junior, Eagan, Minn., trumpet

Rachel Krome, sophomore, Fairmont, Minn., trombone

Hannah Watt, freshman, Fairmont, Minn., bass clarinet

Brandon Holmes, sophomore, Waconia, Minn., trumpet



Alexis Burrow, junior, Concordia, Mo., trumpet

Sonja Brandt, sophomore, Knob Noster, Mo., bass clarinet

Elizabeth Bergdolt, freshman, St. Joseph, Mo., horn

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

Sarah Schryver, freshman, St. Louis, Mo., clarinet



Malia Ebel, freshman, Billings, Mont., clarinet


North Dakota

Dane Wolfgram, freshman, Bismarck, N.D., percussion



Allison Seeliger, senior, Edmond, Okla., clarinet



Anna Holle, sophomore, Stewartstown, Pa., percussion


South Dakota

Tatianna Fuerniss, freshman, Delmont, S.D. tenor sax

Hannah Wiedebush, freshman, Mansfield, S.D., trumpet



Heather Rasch, senior, Denton, Texas, horn

Rachel Dorn, junior, Houston, Texas, percussion

Mikayla Eifert, senior, Houston, Texas, trombone



Sarah Benz, freshman, Campbellsport, Wis., alto sax