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Linfield, McMinnville bands to honor veterans

Mark Williams, Mike Donahue and Joan Haaland PaddockTwo area bands will present a concert commemorating the Civil War and America’s veterans. The Linfield College Concert Band and Second Winds Community Band will present “Legacies of War: Echoes of the 1860s — Civil War Music and Veterans Day Concert” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. in the McMinnville Community Center.

Mike Donahue, retired news anchor of KOIN-TV, will narrate the production. The groups are under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, Linfield professor of music and director of instrumental activities, and Mark Williams, director of the Second Winds Community Band.

The concert includes pieces by Septimus Winner, including “When this Cruel War is Over” and “Hoist up the Flag.” “The Civil War Fantasy” by Jerry Bilik will also be performed, along with “Ashokan Farewell,” which includes a violin solo of Linfield junior Sasha Meyer with David Clark on guitar. Junior Delaney Bullinger will be featured in “The Silver Horn” by Henry Clay Work, accompanied by Debbie Schrepel on piano, Meyer on violin and combined bands as responsive choir.

The Northwest Civil War Council Re-enactors will present the honor guard and color guard at the beginning of the program with “The Star Spangled Banner.” They will also be part of an antebellum fashion show featuring men’s and women’s apparel from that time period. A tone poem by Richard Meyer, “The Road Unkown,” will also be performed.

All branches of the service organizations will be honored at the concert, which will include a photo montage of band members’ families who are veterans. The afternoon concludes with the “Battle of Shiloh March” by Charles Barnhouse and “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa.

Donahue was a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was also stationed at the Pentagon and worked for Army Chief of Staff General William Westmoreland. At the Pentagon, he was assigned to the Army Photographic Agency. After military service, Donahue worked as a reporter, anchor and producer at KOIN-TV for 40 years. He was named Broadcaster of the Year in 2012 by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

Paddock is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. Paddock 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 has recently been on the Fulbright Senior Specialist roster for the Council of International Exchange Scholars.

Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from George Fox University. He studied trumpet with Arthur Farr, Dennis Hagen and Sally Nelson. In addition to his duties as the director of the Second Winds Community Band, Williams is also the music and artistic director for the Dayton Community Chorus and Minister of Music at Pioneer Evangelical Church in Dayton.

The concert is sponsored by Linfield College Department of Music, Second Winds Community Band and the Linfield PLACE program (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement).

The event is free and open to the public. Food and monetary donations will be accepted at the door for Friends of Battery B 2-218 Field Artillery. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.