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 windandrhythm.com 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.
Hosted by Doug Brown, the Wind & Rhythm is devoted exclusively to the music of wind bands: wind symphonies, wind ensembles, wind orchestras, concert bands, symphonic bands, and brass bands. Previous episodes (220 and 227) of the show also featured recordings of the DePauw Band, which has released nine compact discs.
"Being recognized solely for the quality of our recorded performances is a true honor," said Paré when the band was previously featured on the program. "And to be featured internationally, alongside the preeminent professional and graduate school ensembles in the United States is, well, frankly, overwhelming."