Linfield band students present ‘Music in the Arts Quad’

Bull Music CenterAn upcoming Linfield College band performance, “Music in the Arts Quad,” will feature two Linfield College music students along with the concert band Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Nicholson Library Courtyard at Linfield.

The outdoor concert will feature senior music major Christian Santangelo, conducting intern, and sophomore nursing major Galen Wash, saxophone soloist. Program highlights include Pierre La Plante’s “American Riversongs” featuring many American traditional melodies and songs; “The Aryes of Agincourt” by Richard Meyer; “Tournament of Trumpets” featuring trumpet soloists; and a concert band arrangement of “The Hymn of Acxiom” by Vienna Tang. Wash will be featured in “Le Carnaval de Venise.” “Under the Double Eagle March” by Josef Franz Wagner and the first movement of “Where the River Flows” by James Swearingen will end the concert.

The Linfield Concert Band is an instrumental ensemble made up of students and community members who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Student performers are music majors and minors, as well as non-majors from across campus.

Santangelo is a percussionist in the Linfield Concert Band and the Linfield Jazz Band as well as a baritone in the Linfield Concert Choir. He was the winner of the Linfield College Concerto Competition in 2013. Wash received a Music Achievement Award from the Linfield Department of Music. She plays alto saxophone and soprano saxophone for the Linfield Concert Band and has also played with the Linfield Jazz Band.

This year’s concert band also has nine graduating seniors including Santangelo, Amanda Pierce, Sasha Meyer, Kathleen Greaver, Gabriel Wells, Morgan Seymour, Kelsey Garrett, Malley Nason and Daniel Bradley.

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