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BandWidth 2016
was held on Sunday, May 1, 2016
Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street, Saint Paul


Enjoy an afternoon of listening to marches, concert band classics, pop, Broadway, and jazz music performed by some of the top volunteer-based ensembles in Minnesota in one location. Admission is FREE and very family friendly.

Collage of performers at BandWidth 2016

The schedule of performances is as follows:

Ensemble Pieces performed
12:30 - Fridley City Band Ignition by Todd Statler
Gershwin By George! by Jerry Brubaker
Puszta by Jan Van der Roost
Highlights from Oliver by James H. Burden
A Cypress Prelude by Christopher Lowry (World premiere)
American Sketches by Pierre La Plante
Gee, Officer Krupke by Paul Murtha
1:20 - Richfield Symphonic Band American Originals- arr. by Sammy Nestico
Londonderry Air- arr. by Sammy Nestico
As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld, arr. by Warren Barker,
.....Don Larson, clarinet soloist
The Vanished Army by Kenneth Alford
Radetzky March by Johann Strauss, arr. by Alfred Reed
Big Band Bash arr. by Bob Lowden
The Fairest of the Fair by John Philip Sousa
2:10 - Lakes Area Community Concert Band Chester Overture for Band by William Schuman
When You Wish Upon A Star by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline, arr. by Sammy Nestico
Concertino for Clarinet and Band by Frank Bencriscutto 
.....Rick Olson, clarinet soloist
That Which Awaits the Dawn by Michael Maiorana (World premiere)
The Thunderer March by John Philip Sousa
Big Band Dixie arr. by Bob Lowden
.....Jill Post-clarinet, Dave Puetz-tenor sax, Greg Johnson-trumpet, Russ Kadow, trombone
America, The Beautiful by Samuel Augustus Ward, arr. by Carmen Dragon
3:00 - River Valley Band British Eighth by Zo Elliott
Irish Songs arr. Robert W. Smith,
.....Kathleen Hanson – vocal soloist
I. Deirin De
II. Jug of Punch
III. The Beggarman
IV. Danny Boy

Bogoroditse Devo by Sergei Rachmaninoff, arr. Timothy Salzman
Ballet Parisien by Jacques Offenbach, arr. Merle Isaac
1) Overture
2) Valse
5) Finale

The Blue Orchid by William Owens
3:50 - Northeast Community Band Pavanne (Second Movement of American Symphonette No. 2) by Morton Gould, arr by Paul Yoder
Symphony for Band by Morton Gould
American Salute (Based on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home") by Morton Gould, transcribed by Philip J. Lang
The Untitled March by John Philip Sousa, arr by Brion/Schissel
4:40 - Lex-Ham Community Band

Roaring 20's by Paul Yoder
Carnival from the Snow Maiden by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff, arr. by Harlan Powell
Rest by Frank Ticheli
The Gladiator by John Philip Sousa, arr. by David Shaffer
Ravel: Three Songs arr. by Anne McGinty
Tall Tales by Jukka Viitasaari (World premiere)
1. Hubris
2. Ate
3. Nemesis
Come back to Sorrento by Ernesto de Curtis, arr. Sammy Nestico

BandWidth 2016 featured the premiere performances of three works for concert band.

Composers whose works will be premiered at BandWidth 2016
Composer Biography
Chris Lowry Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Christopher Lowry is emerging as one of the leading violists and most performed composers of his generation. His music has been performed by the Alabama Symphony, Columbia Civic Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Nashville Philharmonic, Imperial Symphony, Austin Peay State University Symphony, Middle Tennessee State University Symphony, Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, Blair Chamber Choir, “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, members of the Taipei Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic, New York All-State String Orchestra, Plainview Old-Bethpage JFK High School String Orchestra, Curb Youth Symphony, Nashville Youth Philharmonia, Nashville Summer Orchestral Institute, Quad Cities Youth Symphony, Louisiana Youth Orchestra, and Louisiana Junior Youth Orchestra, among others. Recently, Lowry won the ABLAZE Orchestral Masters Call for Scores, 2016 Oklahoma Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble Composition Competition, 2016 Alabama Symphony Orchestra Call for Scores, the 2016 BandWidth Music Festival Call for Scores, and the 2016 Missouri Composers Orchestra Project Composition Competition. He also won second prize in the 2015 World Projects Composition Competition, and as a result, his orchestral piece Tranquillo will be premiered in Carnegie Hall in June 2016. In addition, he has won awards in the NAfME Composition Competition (2015, 2012), Frank Van Der Stucken Composition Award (2015), the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Composition Competition (2015), and the Anton Stadler International Basset Clarinet Composition Competition (2010), among others. His piece, A Cypress Prelude will be performed by the Fridley City Band.
Michael Maiorana Michael Maiorana is a composer and arranger based in Minneapolis.  Born in Detroit in 1990, he graduated from Grinnell College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and is currently working as an elementary band teacher in St. Paul Public Schools and as a staff member at the Minnesota Orchestra.  His primary composition teachers at Grinnell were John Rommereim and Eric McIntyre, with additional instruction from Roberto Andreoni in Milan, Italy.  Michael recently returned from studying composition, harmony, and counterpoint in the tradition of Nadia Boulanger in Paris with David Conte and faculty from The Juilliard School. He has received commissions from the internationally acclaimed choir VocalEssence conducted by Philip Brunelle, as well as Magpies & Ravens, the Central Iowa Symphony, and others.  Michael has served as assistant conductor of the Grinnell Singers and Grinnell Oratorio Society, and is a member of ASCAP.  He is currently seeking out new collaborators in the Twin Cities! His piece, That Which Awaits the Dawn, will be performed by the Lakes Area Community Concert Band.
Jukka Viitasaari Jukka Viitasaari is a former Finnish classroom teacher with a musical background (including studies in music theory, rock, jazz, and low brass instruments.) His instruments are the tuba and the guitar and he has composed dozens of pieces for windbands of various forms of which more than 60 have been published in Finland and several other by the Dutch publisher Bronsheim and the US TRN, BRS-Music & Grand Mesa. Learn more at His piece, Tall Tales, will be performed by the Lex-Ham Community Band.

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