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Symphonic Band to Present Mid-Winter Concert

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Westminster College Symphonic Band will present a mid-winter concert Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The program is free and open to the public.

Selections include: Lawrence Odom's arrangement of "La Belle Helen (Overture)" by Jacques Offenbach; Alfred Reed's "Symphonic Prelude"; "Bandancing" by Jack Stamp;  "Amazing Grace" arranged by William Hines and scored by Luis Maldonado; and Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F Op. 28B."

The band is under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, associate professor and director of bands, who serves as chair of Westminster's Department of Music. 

Contact Greig at (724) 946-7279 or email for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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