Cameron University Concert Band to host Lawton High School Band

The Cameron University Concert Band will share the stage with the Lawton High School for a combined concert on Thursday, March 1. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior adults. Cameron students, faculty and staff with CU I.D. are admitted at no charge. 

Following a rousing opening performance by the Lawton High School Drum Line, the CU Concert Band will open their part of the program with “Many Paths” by Australian composer Ralph Hultgren. In this piece, Hultgren incorporates aleatoric techniques, whereby some element of the composition is let to the determination of the performers. The composition, which also includes chanting and body percussion, is intended to depict the indigenous, historical and environmental aspects of the Mountains to Mangroves corridor, which lies north of Brisbane.  The CU Concert Band is conducted by Dr. Claudio Re.

Rob Miller, LHS assistant band director, will serve as guest conductor for an arrangement of “Simple Gift.” The Concert Band will conclude the opening portion of the program with “Mayflower Overture” a programmatic work by Ron Nelson.

The two bands will combine for several selections. Derek Griner, LHS band director, will be one of the featured soloists for “Bugler’s Holiday”, a band classic featuring a cornet trio. He will join CU music major Jason Villareal and CU trumpet instructor John Moots for the number. Moots will be the featured soloist for “The Trumpeter’s Lullaby,” a delicate and lovely piece by Leroy Anderson.



February 26, 2018