The Wartburg College Symphonic Band will perform its spring concert on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium on the Wartburg campus.
Under the direction of Scott Muntefering, the Symphonic Band will perform pieces from television and the movies, including the “Symphonic Suite” from “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”; “Powerhouse,” which is best known from Warner Brothers cartoons; and “Pixar Movie Magic,” with excerpts from “The Incredibles,” “Up,” “Ratatouille,” “Cars” and “Toy Story.” The concert is free and open to the public.
Jennifer Larson, associate professor of music, will have a soprano solo on “Over the Rainbow” from the movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Megan Schumacker, lecturer in music, will have a saxophone solo on “Catch Me If You Can” from the movie by the same name.
Founded in 1997, the Symphonic Band performs several on-campus concerts throughout the year in addition to performances around the community and represents students of all class standings and academic majors on campus. Prominent composers Samuel Hazo, Cory McBride and Jared Barnes have collaborated with the Symphonic Band while guest conductors Bruce Ammann and Bruce Gleason along with soloists Susan Rider (trumpet) and Dominique Cawley (flute) have performed with the ensemble in recent years.