Bands to Present "A Senior Celebration" May 4

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will present "A Senior Celebration" Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Wind Ensemble will perform "Punchinello" by Alfred Reed, "Sanctuary" by Frank Ticheli, and "Music for a Festival" by Philip Sparke.

The Symphonic Band's selections include: Johan de Meij's "Gandalf" from Symphony #1, Lord of the Rings; "First Suite in E? for Military Band" by Gustav Holst; Ticheli's "Shenandoah;" and "Symphonic Dance #3" by Clifton Williams.

The combined bands will conclude the program with W. J. Duthoit's arrangement of "Crown Imperial" by William Walton, featuring music librarian Michele Garman as organist; and Cormac Cannon's arrangement of "Alma Mater."

The bands are under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, associate professor and chair of Westminster's Department of Music.

Greig, who has been with Westminster since 1995, earned an undergraduate degree from Grove City College, master's degree from Youngstown State University, and Ph.D. from Kent State University.

Contact Greig at (724) 946-7279 or email for additional 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 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 to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Westminster College Wind Ensemble


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Westminster College Symphonic Band