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United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants Perform at DePauw Oct. 23

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force, as well as the 75th anniversary of The United States Air Force Band. Next week, the United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants, led by Commander and Conductor, Colonel Larry H. Lang, are heading to America’s heartland. The October tour is making stops in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Indiana -- including a Monday, October 23 performance at the DePauw University.

Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert by the Air Force’s premiere ensemble -- which will take place in the Green Center's Kresge Auditorium -- is free. Tickets, which are required, can be obtained online through the DePauw School of Music website.

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DePauw Band to Open Season Sunday with World Premiere

The DePauw University Band will open its 2017-18 season with a rousing concert performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 in the Green Center’s Kresge Auditorium. Included on the program will be a mix of new and standard works for symphonic band and wind ensemble: “Amazing Grace” by Frank Ticheli, “Transcendent Journey” by Rossano Galante, “Yankee Doodle Fantasie Humoreske” by David Wallis Reeves — along with the world premiere of “Peruvian Fanfare No. 1” by South American composer Antonio Gervasoni.

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DePauw University Band Kicks Off 2017/18 Season

The University Band kicks off its 2017/18 season with a rousing concert performance in Kresge Auditorium. Included on the program will be a wonderful mix of new and standard works for symphonic band and wind ensemble: “Amazing Grace” by Frank Ticheli, “Transcendent Journey” by Rossano Galante, “Yankee Doodle Fantasie Humoreske” by David Wallis Reeves, and the world premiere of an exciting piece by South American composer Antonio Gervasoni, “Peruvian Fanfare No. 1” — inspired by two traditional dances from Peru, the marinera and the festejo.

As with all University Band performances, audience members are invited to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated locally to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. Redeem your food item for a free ticket to the performance!

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DePauw Fall Gala Introduced for Family Weekend

DePauw University School of Music faculty, staff and students will celebrate the start of a new year with a new addition to its seasonal programming. To the university’s annual Family Weekend festivities, the School of Music is introducing a Fall Gala.

Featuring performances by all of the university’s major student ensembles — band, choirs, jazz ensemble and orchestra — with works ranging from “Amazing Grace” to Leadbelly’s “Rock Island Line,” the gala-style concert will be presented Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Green Center’s Kresge Auditorium.

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