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10/20/2005 Linfield, McMinnville High School bands to perform joint concert

McMINNVILLE – Two local bands will honor John McManus, nationally recognized Oregon music educator, during an upcoming joint concert.

The Linfield College Community Band and the McMinnville High School Symphonic Band will perform on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Douglas D. Anderson Auditorium at McMinnville High School.

The concert is a tribute to McManus, a nationally renowned music educator and director of bands at McMinnville High School from 1950-1967. Conductors for the performance include Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music at Linfield College, and Jeff Hornick, director of bands at McMinnville High School.

McMinnville High School’s Symphonic Band will perform a number of pieces including "Fugue on Yankee Doodle" by John Philip Sousa. The students will also play "Overture to ’Das Pensionat’" by Franz von Suppe and the paso doble "Amparito Roca" by Jaime Texidor, as well as arrangements of "Amazing Grace" by Frank Ticheli and "The French Quarter," a musical depiction of New Orleans by John Morrissey.

The Linfield College Community Band, made up of both Linfield students and community musicians, will play "Rhosymedre (Prelude on a Welsh Hymn)" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and "Concertino for Clarinet, Opus 26" by Carl Maria Von Weber. Two works on the program will highlight percussion with special emphasis on crotales, small pitched cymbals: "Gavorkna Fanfare" by James Stamp and "Tempered Steel" by Charles Rochester Young. Both bands will combine at the end of the program to play "British Eighth March" by Zo Elliott.

The evening will feature Linfield senior clarinet soloist Kendele Miyasaki, who will perform the "Concertino for Clarinet" with the band in honor of McManus, who is also a clarinet player.

"As we pay tribute to his contributions to music and music education in Oregon it only seems fitting that we have a clarinet soloist on the program as well," Paddock noted.

Miyasaki, a four-year member of both the Linfield College Community Band and the Linfield Chamber Orchestra, also plays in Linfield ensembles including jazz band, woodwind quintet and percussion ensemble. Though she has performed or taught lessons on a variety of instruments

including clarinet, oboe, bassoon, flute, trombone, percussion and cello, Miyasaki still admits to getting nervous before a solo performance.

"I’ve been a performing musician since the fourth grade, but I still get the butterflies and knee shaking and a bit of stage fright every time I do solo repertoire," Miyasaki said.

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. She holds memberships in the Oregon Music Educators Association, Oregon Band Directors Association, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, International Trumpet Guild and the Portland Brass Society.

Hornick is in his fourth year as director of instrumental music at McMinnville High School. Previously, he served as director of bands at Grant High School, Estacada High School and Estacada Junior High School. A graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Hornick maintains an active performing schedule as trumpeter with the Cascade Brass, the Oregon Symphonic Band and as a freelance player. He is a member of the Oregon Music Educators Association, the Oregon Band Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the International Association for Jazz Education, the International Trumpet Guild and the Portland Brass Society.

There is no charge for the concert, but donations will be accepted for victims of hurricane Katrina and canned food will be accepted for the Yamhill County food bank. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.