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Linfield to host spring band concert

Piano at LinfieldThe Linfield College Concert Band will present a spring concert featuring small wind ensembles Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The Linfield Concert Band is an instrumental ensemble made up of approximately 40 members who play woodwinds, brass and percussion. Student musicians include music majors, minors and students from across disciplines. The band has three members from the McMinnville community. Familiar works to the audience will be the “Little Fugue in G minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach and the “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppe. Also on the program are compositions by Giovanni Gabrieli, Sir Edward Elgar, Brian Balmages, James Curnow and Libby Larsen, recent composer in residence at Linfield.

Recognition will be given to graduating seniors including Tiffany Ross, flute; Benton Canaga, alto saxophone; Megan Myer, tuba; Cynthia Lester, clarinet; Lily Helpenstell, trumpet; Audrey Rasmussen, clarinet; Cameron Carr, trombone; Carolyn Blood, clarinet; and Daniel Slonski, euphonium.

The band is under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Linfield. 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 prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. Paddock has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon and holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Oregon Band Directors Association, Oregon Music Educators Association, International Association of Jazz Educators and the International Trumpet Guild.

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