Farewell Concert to Precede Band’s Egyptian Tour
In advance of its Egyptian tour, the internationally-renowned Augustana Band will perform a special farewell concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center.
The Band will depart on Sunday, Jan. 9, for a five-concert, 20-day tour of Egypt. In most cases, the concerts will be the first by a college band from the United States. Members of the band will also be earning academic credit during the trip by taking a course entitled A Portrait of Egypt, focusing on Egyptian culture, led by Dr. John Pennington, professor of music and professor of percussion at Augustana. This trip marks the fourth international tour taken by the Augustana Band. The three previous tours were to China.
The Farewell Concert will feature Pennington and Jason Roseth, trombone soloist and senior music major from Watertown, S.D. The Band will be performing the “Triumphal March” from Verdi’s Aida, “Blue Bells of Scotland” by Pryor, “To Walk with Wings” by Giroux, “The Golden Age of the Xylophone” by Werle, “Symphonic Marches” by John Williams and “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by Sousa. The Augustana Band is under the direction of Dr. Bruce T. Ammann.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.augietickets.com or by phone at 605.274.5320.
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