The Hope College Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will present a joint concert on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The Concert Band will feature student conductors Kathryn Hayduk, Jaclyn Klinger, Patrick McGeehan and Jessica Proper. The pieces performed will include “Obertura la Pichupin,” by Dino Nugent; “Joropo,” by Moises Moliero, arr. DeMeij; and “Selections from Chapultec,” by Carlos Chavez.

The Wind Ensemble will perform “Influences of Jazz and Dance” featuring “La Creation du Monde,” by Darius Milhaud; “Vientos y Tangos,” by Michael Gandolfi; and “Blue Shades,” by Frank Ticheli.

The Concert Band and Wind Ensemble are directed by Gabe Southard. Southard is an associate professor at Hope, where he also conducts the Faculty and Student Collaborative Ensemble. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting at Michigan State University and has performed with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Lucca, Italy, Opera Orchestra, as well as with a number of community orchestras. As a flute player, he maintains an active performing schedule by playing the principal flute in the Holland Symphony Orchestra and giving solo and chamber recitals. Southard is currently engaged in recording a CD of works by Dana Wilson. In 2020 he was named a Pearl Flute Artist by Pearl Musical Instrument Company.

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Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Hope is currently requiring that masks be worn by all individuals while indoors on campus unless in their living space or alone in their work space.

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.