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Braden Unruh to give senior trumpet recital

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Braden Unruh will give his senior trumpet recital April 10 at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.

Unruh, of Goessel, is a student of Nick Schroeder, Bethel instructor of trumpet.

He will graduate in December with a degree in music and education licensure.

Unruh’s accompanist, on piano and organ, is Karen Unruh.

Unruh’s brother, Kyle Unruh, Lawrence, will join him for Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets.

Also on the program: “Intrada for Solo Trumpet” by Otto Ketting; Three Songs for Trumpet and Piano by Serge Rachmaninoff; Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Halsey Stevens; and “Sounds from the Hudson” by Herbert Clarke.

Unruh is a 2012 graduate of Goessel High School. He is the son of Duane and Karen Unruh of Goessel.

For all four years, Unruh has been a member of the Bethel College Wind Ensemble, Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I, the Bethel College Philharmonia, the Bethel College Concert Choir and the men’s a cappella ensemble Open Road.

He is also a founding member of the Bethel College Brass Quintet, and of The Flannelbacks, a bluegrass band, both of which play for campus, community and church groups during the school year.

As a Walter H. Hohmann Conducting Scholar for the past two years, Unruh is one of the Concert Choir’s student conductors. He also directs the adult choir at Hope Mennonite Church in Wichita.

Unruh’s April 10 recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in The Meeting Place on the ground floor of the Administration Building.

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