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10/29/2004 Linfield, George Fox bands to give community concert

McMINNVILLE – The Oregon Food Bank and local music enthusiasts will benefit when college musicians join forces to present "A Concert for the Community" on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. in the McMinnville Community Center.

The Linfield College-Community Band and the George Fox University Symphonic Band will perform, featuring Staff Sergeant John Caputo, guest euphonium soloist. The performance is free and open to the public. Canned food will be accepted on behalf of the Oregon Food Bank.

The Linfield band, under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, will perform a variety of works including "La Belle Helene Overture" by Jacques Offenbach, "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen, "First Suite in E-flat, Opus 28, No 1" by Gustav Holst, "Napoli" by Herman Bellstedt and "Selections from ’The Music Man’" by Meredith Willson.

The George Fox symphonic band, led by Patrick Vandehey, will play "American Salute" by Morton Gould, "Ave Maria" by Franz Biebl, "The Chosen" by Stephen Melillo and "Rhapsody for Euphonium" by Jerry Brubaker with a euphonium solo by Caputo.

The two bands will combine to play "Hands Across the Sea" by John Philip Sousa and "America the Beautiful" by Samuel Ward.

Caputo plays euphonium in the Band of the United States Air Force Reserve’s Concert Band and Ceremonial Band. He also plays trombone and euphonium with the Brass Quintet. Caputo earned a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, studying euphonium with renowned soloist Brian L. Bowman. He performed as a soloist with the Duquesne University Wind Symphony and as a vocalist with the Duquesne Chamber Singers. He earned a master’s in euphonium from the University of Michigan in 1997. Caputo has been an active private low brass instructor, clinician and soloist throughout Georgia. He has also performed on baritone and euphonium with the Georgia Brass Band. His military decorations include the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Paddock, professor of music at Linfield, is director of instrumental activities and conducts the wind symphony, concert band and brass choir. She earned a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University and received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the

Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. A Bach trumpet clinician for Selmer, Paddock has performed as trumpet soloist in Mexico, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Canada and the United States. She has performed with a variety of groups and is principal trumpeter of the Linfield Chamber Orchestra. In 1992, Paddock was awarded an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for creation and performance of an original composition for use with a television documentary. She serves as adjudicator and clinician for solo, ensemble and band festivals throughout the Western and Central United States.

Vandehey, assistant professor of music at George Fox University, taught for 23 years in the Beaverton School District before joining the college faculty. He received a bachelor’s of art and bachelor’s of music from the University of Washington and a master’s of teaching music from Portland State University. He is president of the Oregon Music Educators Association and past-president of the Oregon Band Directors Association. In 1993, he was the state, regional and national recipient of the ASBDA-Stanbury Award for Outstanding Young Band Director and received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association in 2002. In addition to his duties at George Fox, Vandehey is the director of choral and instrumental music at Village Baptist Church in Beaverton.

Paddock said she’s looking forward to conducting the band during the concert.

"The bands are performing a variety of repertoire which is fun, beautiful and unique," Paddock said. "This performance gives students the opportunity to express themselves artistically, collaborate with other musicians and a director, and share their music with the community.”

The event is sponsored by the Linfield Music Department and McMinnville Parks and Recreation. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.