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Instrumental groups to perform “Songs and Dances” for fall concert

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will make their debut for the year, along with Director of Instrumental Music Timothy Shade, who will conduct his first concert since joining the Bethel faculty.

The performance is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center – a change in time from previously printed calendars. Admission is free and open to the public.

The title of the program is “Songs and Dances.” It is set to feature a wide range of musical styles, from Mozart to Danyew to Holst performed by the Chamber Orchestra and pieces by Biebl, Chance and Williams by the Wind Ensemble.

Shade says he is excited to be conducting his first concert with the two ensembles. He notes that while the concert title might imply it, there will not be any dancing on stage – but the selections as performed by the two ensembles “ought to be reason enough for audience members to tap their feet and enjoy the motion of the music.”

Members of the Bethel College Wind Ensemble are: flutes, Kayla Hiebert, Newton, Jackie Kamphaus, Clay Center, Lisa Penner, Fresno, Calif., Jennifer Regier, Newton, Anna Voth, Wichita, and Erin White, Bel Aire; oboes, Cassidy McFadden, Elgin, Ill., and Sharayah Williams, Kalona, Iowa; clarinets Janesa Bartel, Meade, Sarah Buller, Lenexa, Nicole Eaton, Dodge City, Brett Jackson, North Newton, and Joel Linscheid, North Newton; bass clarinets, Brent Badawieh, Parsons, and Kasey McClendon, Cunningham; bassoons, Rebecca Claassen, Moses Lake, Wash., Kevin Leary, North Newton, and Heather Robertsen, Newton; alto saxophones, Brian Skinner, Clay Center, and Andrew Unruh, Valley Center; tenor saxophone, Camden Pankratz, North Newton; baritone saxophone, Michael Linscheid, Reedley, Calif.; French horns, Rachel Gaeddert, Larned, Emily Kliewer, Aurora, Neb., Jesse Mueller, Halstead, and Genevieve Rucker, Lawrence; trumpets, Arlin Buller, guest artist from North Newton, Dalen Dickerson, Moundridge, Kyle Doesken, Derby, Justine Erb, Henderson, Neb., John Goering, Valley Center, David Mueller, Halstead, and Kyle Unruh, Goessel; trombones, Jordan Esau, Hutchinson, Daniel Glascock, Cunningham, Benjamin Harder, Hesston, Matthew Root, Topeka, and Andrew Toews, North Newton; euphoniums, Natasha Esau, Hutchinson, and Mark Lyles, guest artist from North Newton; tubas, Jordan Esely-Kohlman, Bucklin, Eric Goering, McPherson, and Natalia Krahn, Mountain Lake, Minn.; and percussion, Anna Cook, Lawrence, Kelsey Easterday, Manhattan, Naomi Graber, Elkhart, Ind., Matthew Hershberger, Clay Center, Blake Long, Moran, Rachel Voran, Newton, and Nathaniel Yoder, Kalona, Iowa.

Members of the Bethel College Chamber Orchestra are: violins, Whitney Coleman, Lawrence, Daniel Lassman, Lawrence, Blaire Mayhue, North Newton, Isaac Olson, Denver, Colo., and Rachel Voran, Newton; violas, Kelsey Easterday, Manhattan, Kylie Jantz, Newton, and Benjamin Rogers, Wichita; cellos, Erica Buller, Lenexa, Anna Cook, Lawrence, Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, North Newton, Andrew Voth, Topeka, and Terra Wiens, Newton; and bass, Michael Voth, Topeka.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in Forbes.com’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at www.bethelks.edu.

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