Carleton Symphony Band to Present Spring Concert

Carleton College’s Symphony Band, conducted by Bruce Gleason, will perform their spring concert on Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

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Carleton College’s Symphony Band, conducted by Bruce Gleason, will perform their spring concert on Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

The program will feature a variety of pieces, including “The Aristocrat” by W.J. Skeat, “Mannin Veen” by Haydn Wood, “Marche Joyeuse” by Emmanuel Chabrier, “Overture for Band” by Felix Mendelssohn, “The Ascension (from “The Divine Comedy”)” by Robert W. Smith, and “Amerita” by Frank A. Panella.

Gleason, a visiting associate professor of music, received the BA in Music from Crown College, the BS and MA in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, and the PhD in Music Education from the University of Iowa. He has taught all levels of vocal and instrumental music and, from 1989 to 1991, served with the 298th U.S. Army Band of the Berlin Brigade as a euphonium/trombone player and vocalist. He also has done research in band history and music education, which has been published in many different journals and periodicals. Currently, he is researching the tradition of horse-mounted cavalry bands. Gleason also sings baritone with the a cappella quartet, The Fairlanes.

This concert is sponsored by the Carleton College Music Department. The Concert Hall is located near First Street and Winona Street in Northfield. For more information or disability accommodations, contact the music department at (507) 222-4347.