DePauw University Band Set to Release 10th CD, Everything Beautiful

The tenth compact disc by the DePauw University Band, Everything Beautiful, will be released next week. On Tuesday, November 15 at 4 p.m., the community is invited to Kresge Auditorium as the band opens the first copies of the new disc and plays it in celebration of its release.

The CD's eight selections were recorded in the spring, and include DePauw School of Music professor Anne Reynolds as featured soloist on Philip Sparke's A Lindisfarne Rhapsody. Suzanne Hassler, manager of marketing and publications for the School of Music, created the art for the packaging.

The disc is being issed by the Mark Masters label and is available for purchase.

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National Radio Program Features DePauw Band

The music of the DePauw University Band has been featured on Wind & Rhythm, a weekly radio program carried on select public radio stations. This week's episode, "A Birthday for Our Country," can also be heard as episode 389 at and via the player at the end of this story.

"We're in good company" for this patriotic episode, says Craig Paré, conductor of the DePauw University Band and Wind Ensemble, "with other performances by the United States Marine Band 'The President's Own,' the United States Air Force Band, and the United States Army Field Band." The episode features the DePauw University Band's 2002 Wind Journey recording of "The Star Spangled Banner (A Love Song to our Country)," arranged by Jack Stamp.


DePauw University Band's Ninth CD, United Artists, is Released

The DePauw University Band, conducted by Craig Paré, proudly announces the release of its ninth compact disc, United Artists.  As with three of its previous CDs (Toccata Festiva, Brooklyn Bridge and Starsplitter), this newest release will be distributed on the Mark Masters label. United Artists was recorded April 24-27, 2014 in DePauw’s Kresge Auditorium.

“Being issued by the Mark Masters label is an honor,” says Dr. Paré. “The distinction means that we have not only been recognized for the high quality of our performances, but that we will also be distributed around the world alongside professional ensembles such as the United States Marine Band, ‘The President’s Own,’ the United States Air Force Band, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. The quality of our students’ performances is also a testament to the excellent teaching that takes place each day in the DePauw School of Music.”



Sunday Band Concert Prepares DePauw Students for Ninth CD Recording

The DePauw University Band -- joined by faculty soloists Eric Edberg (cello) and Carla Edwards (organ) -- presents its final concert of the 2013-14 academic year this Sunday, April 13.  In the event, which begins at 3 p.m. in the Green Center’s Kresge Auditorium, the band will performing a wide range of repertoire that will be recorded at the end of the month for the ensemble’s ninth compact disc.

The adventuresome program will include two movements from Mozart’s masterpiece for winds, Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 370/361a, “Gran Partita”; Tramonto, a romanza for cello and wind ensemble by Luis Serrano Alarcón; Avelynn’s Lullaby by Joel Puckett; and the final movement, Toccata, of Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante, arranged for organ and symphonic band by DePauw professor of trombone, James Beckel.