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Oct. 25, 2010

UI School of Music presents annual Band Extravaganza

The University of Iowa School of Music will present the perennially popular Band Extravaganza, featuring the Hawkeye Marching Band, the UI Symphony Band and the Johnson County Landmark jazz band, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Symphony Band, conducted by Richard Mark Heidel, will open the program with "The Star Spangled Banner," arranged by John Philip Sousa; the Overture to "Candide" by Leonard Bernstein; "Pie Jesu" from Requiem by Gabriel Faure and Andrew Lloyd Webber; and "Handel in the Strand" by Percy Grainger.

John Rapson will lead the Johnson County Landmark (JCL), the top big band in the jazz studies area, in performances of "Fantasy on Love Story" by Francis Lai, "D Minor Mint" by Freddie Hubbard and "Manteca" by Dizzy Gillespie.

JCL's special guest will be trumpet soloist Robert Baca from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

As always, the rousing finale will be provided by the Hawkeye Marching Band, under the direction of Kevin Kastens.

Joined by the the Iowa Spirit Squad, the Marching Band will perform highlights from its 2010 halftime shows.

Admission to the Band Extravaganza is $5. Tickets are available in advance from the Hancher Box Office.

The Hancher Box Office, located on the first floor of the Old Capitol Mall near the parking ramp, is open for phone, 319-335-1160 or 800-HANCHER, or walk-up business from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Tickets may be ordered online at Any remaining tickets will be available for sale one hour before show time at the arena.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

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