Grace College Community Wind Ensemble to Perform Free Concert Friday

Join the Grace College Community Wind Ensemble on Friday, Nov. 17, for an evening of American folk music. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Winona Heritage Room, 901 Park Ave, Winona Lake.

Among other professionals and community members, eight Grace College students will play in the ensemble. Featured music includes “American Salute” and “Yankee Doodle” by Morton Gould; “Slidin’ Down the Mississippi,” arranged by Clifton Taylor; “Shenandoah,” arranged by Randol Alan Bass, and other American classics. The concert will be conducted by Eric Criss, a 1999 Grace College graduate and current band director at NorthWood High School.

“I am excited to conduct my first concert at my alma mater. Many new community players have joined us this season,” Criss said. “We’ve selected creative arrangements of folk tunes for this concert, several of which one might recall from childhood. It should be a great night!”

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