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SEWARD, NE (02/20/2015)(readMedia)– The University Symphonic Band from Concordia University, Nebraska will perform at churches and schools throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas during its annual tour. The band will perform March 5-14 on tour and at St. John Lutheran Church in its hometown of Seward, Nebraska, on March 22.
Symphonic Band members include:
Molly Goltl, a sophomore from Wichita, Kan., alto saxophone
“I think the most meaningful part of the tour experiences for me–and hopefully the students–is the opportunity to make connections,” said Assistant Professor of Music Andrew Schultz. “Our daily devotions connect us with God’s word. Our daily musical performances connect us with a deeper and broader understanding of ourselves as musicians and the music we are performing. Our daily connections with our host families connect us to people we might have never had the opportunity to meet. All of those connections build us up as we continue to grow as individuals and as a group of people who are using our musical talents to share Christ’s love.”
Schultz conducts the 49-member ensemble, which is open to all Concordia students by audition each year.
The University Symphonic Band formed in 1906 and is the oldest continuing musical organization at Concordia. The ensemble places emphasis on sacred, multicultural and contemporary literature, as well as traditional concert band repertoire.
The band tours a part of the United States each year and toured internationally to China in the summer of 2007.
Schultz earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Concordia Nebraska and a Master of Music in wind conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in music education at Boston University.
2015 Symphonic Band performances include:
Messiah Lutheran Church
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m.
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
Thursday, March 12, at 7:15 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
Ascension Lutheran Church
Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m.
St. John Lutheran Church
Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m.
About Concordia University, Nebraska
Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,300 students. Concordia offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.