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DePauw University Band Presents “A Spring Bouquet” Sunday

The DePauw University Band and DePauw Wind Ensemble, conducted by Craig Paré, will present “A Spring Bouquet” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, featuring a potpourri of classic works for symphonic band and chamber winds. Familiar composer favorites Mozart, Bach, Sousa, and Milhaud are joined on this concert program by new friends Washburn, Hearshen, Hays, and Husa for an enjoyable afternoon of music for winds and percussion.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated directly to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry following the concert. Bring an item and receive a free ticket to the performance.

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DePauw Jazz Ensemble Debuts ‘Little Big Band’

When the DePauw Jazz Ensemble, led by DePauw University professor Steve Snyder, takes the stage for its first fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Green Center’s Kresge Auditorium, debuting along with it will be a new octet.

Wednesday’s program is inspired by a gift from DePauw alumnus Anthony Minstein, a 1974 graduate, who recently provided the group with many classic arrangements for this unique, new eight-piece instrumentation.

“The DePauw Jazz Ensemble has grown musically and artistically every year,” said Snyder, director of jazz studies at DePauw, “prompting the addition of a new group formed from members of the larger band. It’s comprised of the lead players in each of the winds — Lead Trumpet, Lead Trombone, Lead Alto (doubling on bari sax in the octet) and Lead Tenor — along with the full rhythm section.

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Prof. & Composer Donald White Remembered by Tiger Bands Alumnus

Donald H. White, a noted composer and music educator who taught in the DePauw University School of Music for more than 30 years and served as its director from 1974-78, died yesterday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 95 years old.

Born February 28, 1921 in Narberth, Pennsylvania, White studied music education at Temple University, composition at the Philadelphia Conservatory, and earned the M.M. and Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

"I wrote my master's thesis on selected works of Dr. White's for band, and I am currently preparing my doctoral dissertation on his unpublished piece for band and chorus," says Adam Hilkert '08, an alumnus of the DePauw bands, director emeritus of the Tiger Pep Band, and now a doctoral candidate in instrumental conducting at George Mason University.

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DePauw University Sunday Band Concert to Benefit Putnam County Emergency Food Bank

The DePauw University Band, directed by Professor Craig Paré, will present its first concert of the season this Sunday—a mid-afternoon matinee on September 25 at 3 p.m. in the Green Center’s Kresge Auditorium. For this performance, the band also invites audience members to bring one or more non-perishable food items for donation to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. Any audience member presenting a food item at the box office will receive a free ticket to the University Band concert.

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