Tabor College band to tour Kansas, Nebraska

The Tabor College Symphonic Band, under the direction of Richard Cantwell, will perform at seven locations in Kansas and Nebraska during its annual spring tour from April 23 through April 27.

The band will perform in a variety of venues, including school assemblies, public concerts and worship gatherings. The band will give its home concert on the Tabor campus Sunday, May 2.

The Flute Ensemble, Trombone Choir and Pep Band also will perform.

?This year?s program has more variety of musical styles and a wider range of soloists than in years past,? Cantwell said. ?The number of students with solo playing ability is greater.?

The program features a number of well-known works, including ?Ave Maria,? ?Beautiful Savior,? ?Carnival of Venice? and the ?Fanfare Prelude on Ode to Joy.?

According to Cantwell, this year?s band members bring a lot of talent to the stage.

?They have a high level of commitment to playing well and they are willing to take the extra time to make it work,? he said.

Cantwell is in his 12th year as chairman of the department of music and director of instrumental music.

The tour includes Elyria Christian School, McPherson; North Oak Community Church, Hays; Grant (Neb.) Evangelical Free Church; New Life Fellowship Church, Grant; Colby Berean Church and Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade.

The home concert will be at 4 p.m. May 2 in the Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium

Area students participating in the tour include Darren Enns, Caleb Phillips, Elissa Richert, Aaron Stepanek, Kelsey Unruh and David Vogel, all of Hillsboro.

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