Concert Band to present spring performance

Linfield Concert BandLinfield College will host a spring band concert Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Selections on the program include John Boyd’s transcription of the “Little Fugue in g minor” (originally for organ) by Johann Sebastian Bach and two pieces by John Philip Sousa — “The Glory of the Yankee Navy” March and “The Flashing Eyes of Andalusia.” “Variations on a Sioux Melody” by James Ployhar will feature woodwind and percussion soloists. “Intrada” by Japanese composer Satoshi Yagisawa will highlight the brass and percussion. “Concerto for Two Horns” by George Frederic Handel and arranged by William Schaefer will feature horns, accompanied by the woodwinds and timpani. “Pavanne” by Morton Gould and arranged for band by Paul Yoder will also be performed.

Five graduating seniors will be recognized during the concert: Adrian Clifford, alto saxophone and guitar, Sequim, Wash.; Rachael Conway, horn, Troutdale; Olivia Marquardt, tenor saxophone, El Dorado, Calif; Sarah Warfield, flute, Tacoma, Wash; Parker Wells, clarinet, Happy Valley.

The concert band will also perform for the region’s fourth graders in two children’s concerts on Wednesday, April 19, sponsored by YES (Yamhill Enrichment Society).

The Linfield Concert Band is comprised of nearly 30 members including music majors and minors and non-majors from across all disciplines, as well as local community members.

The band is conducted by Joan Haaland Paddock, Linfield professor of music and director of instrumental activities. Paddock, at Linfield since 1994, is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. She received the Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon and holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education and Oregon Band Directors Association, among others. She is also on the Fulbright Senior Specialist roster for the Council of International Exchange Scholars.

The concert is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit