Nov. 3, 2011
UI presents Band Extravaganza and Symphony Band concert Nov. 15 and 16
The top bands of the University of Iowa School of Music will take center stage with the annual Band Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m . Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Carver Hawkeye Arena, and a free concert by the Symphony Band at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Main Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The Band Extravaganza is a popular showcase for the Johnson County Landmark (JCL) jazz band, the Symphony Band, and the Hawkeye Marching Band.
Under the direction of John Rapson, JCL will perform "Blues Almighty" by Ken Schaphorst; "Catch Me If You Can" by Wil Swindler; Rapson's "Legacy of Lyons, featuring New York saxophonist Dave Pietro as special guest; and Pietro's "Juba." Visit http://davepietro.com to learn more about Pietra, who has performed and recorded with artists including the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Paul Anka, Blood Sweat & Tears, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, and Liza Minnelli.
The extravaganza will culminate with highlights from the 2011 marching season by the Hawkeye Marching Band, directed by Kevin Kastens and featuring Hawkeye Golden Girl Chelsea Russell, drum major Joe Piasecki, and the Iowa Spirit Squads. Herky will be available for photos.
Band Extravaganza admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Tickets are available in advance from the Hancher box office in Old Capitol Town Centre, 319-335-1160, 800-HANCHER or online http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.html.
Read bios of Rapson, Heidel, and Kastens at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music//faculty_staff/alphabet.shtml.
The School of Music is an academic unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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