The Hope College Concert Band will perform on Thursday, April 20, 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 program will include “Celebration Fanfare,” by Steven Reineke; “Puszta, Three Gypsy Dances,” by Jan Van der Roost; “Kilimanjaro-An African Portrait,” by Robert Washburn; and several other pieces.

The Hope College Concert Band is conducted by Dr. Ken Austin, who is an adjunct member of the music faculty.  He is retired from the faculty of Trinity Christian College, where he was director of instrumental music for more than 20 years. He has performed trumpet and conducted in more than 3,000 concert halls across South America, Canada, Europe and the United States, and recently completed a European tour, and is an active performer locally.  He graduated from Hope in 1970 with a Bachelor of Music degree (K-12 instrumental), subsequently receiving a Master of Music degree in conducting and trumpet performance from Yale University, followed by a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting and trumpet from the American Conservatory of Music.

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