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Gordon in the News: last updated 10/20/2006


New England Intercollegiate Band Festival with Special Guests The United States Air Force Band of Li

MEDIA CONTACT: Cyndi McMahon
Office of College Communications
978.867.4236

WENHAM, MA - On Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 7 p.m. the New England College Band Association will present a free performance by the 24th Annual New England Intercollegiate Band at the A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel at Gordon College.

The New England Intercollegiate Band is a 50-piece honors ensemble selected annually from Colleges and Universities throughout New England. This year over 10 Gordon College musicians have been selected to participate. Each year a prominent guest conductor is selected to conduct the Intercollegiate Band. This year's conductor is Mark Davis Scatterday, Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. The Intercollegiate Band will perform selections from Gustav Holst's The Planets and Dmitri Shostakovich's Galop from Moscow, Cheremushky.Also appearing on the concert program will be the United States Air Force Band of Liberty, with Major Larry H. Lang, Commander and Conductor. This fine military ensemble, stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, will perform works by Samuel Hazo, Johann Sebastian Bach, Eric Whitacre, Henry Fillmore and others. Appearing as a guest conductor with the Band of Liberty will be Frank Battisti from the New England Conservatory of Music.The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. David W. Rox, Professor of Music at Gordon College and President of the New England College Band Association at 978-867-4369, or david.rox@gordon.edu.

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Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.


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