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Fall Band and Percussion Ensemble Concert

Time: 4:00pm CST November 14

Location: A. F. Siebert Chapel

Join us at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 for the Fall Band and Percussion Concert, “Battling the Pandemic,” directed by Professor James Ripley and Professor Michael Kozakis. The concert is open to Carthage students, faculty, and staff only. Tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. External patrons are welcome to join us from home through our livestream.

Focusing on music written for the unique circumstances of the pandemic, the instrumental groups will share the stage in several small ensemble performances, as well as combined together in a “Flexible Band” instrumentation. Selections from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods will all be included in this potpourri of musical styles. Highlighting the concert will be Adam Gorb’s “Battle Symphony.”

The Carthage College Band is one of the oldest college bands in the United States and was established as a six-piece brass ensemble in 1873 under the leadership of Professor J. M. Helfrich. From its humble beginnings, the band has grown to now include three large ensembles — the Wind Orchestra, Concert Band, and the chamber winds group AMATI. The Carthage Wind Orchestra is recognized as a worldwide leader in commissioning and performing new works, including James Stephenson’s “This is Most Certainly True” (written for the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church), Andre Previn’s “Music for Wind and Percussion,” Stacy Garrop’s “Mythology Suite,” and “Xi Wang’s Winter Blossom.” In addition, the Wind Orchestra has specialized in the production of silent film accompaniments created for regional tours, including “The General” and “Metropolis.” The band has a long and distinguished history of service to Carthage and the artistic life of the communities of Kenosha, Wis. and Carthage, Ill., and has maintained a rich tradition of touring the Midwest, along with international study tours in Japan.

Events are subject to change. For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 262-551-6661 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Stay connected by following us on Facebook and Instagram, signing up for our monthly E-Newsletter, or visiting us online at www.carthage.edu/fine-arts.

New ticket procedures for Carthage students, faculty, and staff:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carthage Fine Arts events are currently closed to external guests but many will be available for livestream viewing. We have also changed how Carthage students, faculty, and staff obtain tickets. All fall events remain free, but tickets are now required in advance.

  • For the fall 2020 semester, it is encouraged to obtain your tickets online 24/7 at the private link: Tickets/FallBand&Percussion. Online ticket fees have been waived at this time.
  • Tickets are also available at the Fine Arts Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, in the Straz Center.
  • At events, there will be no walk-up ticket option, will call, or cash sales. Please use the online link to get tickets.
  • Masks are required to enter the building. If you arrive without a mask, there will be masks available for purchase of $5 before you enter the building via credit card.
  • Seating will be reserved to ensure social distancing. Seating is limited to 50 people, and seating will be in the east balcony. You will receive your seating assignment prior to your arrival. Patrons with special needs should notify the Box Office when getting tickets so the proper arrangements can be made.
  • There is no intermission or late seating for this event. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to your seat, and we will ask everyone to go to their seats immediately when they arrive.
  • For more information on event protocols, please visit our website at www.carthage.edu/fine-arts.

Location: A. F. Siebert Chapel