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Percussion Ensemble on program for final fall orchestral concert

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The final concert of the fall semester by Bethel College’s Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will also include a number by the Bethel College Percussion Ensemble.

The concert will take place Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium. Timothy Shade, director of instrumental music, directs both the Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Matt Mulholland, adjunct instructor of percussion, directs the Percussion Ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Chamber Orchestra will performing Symphony in B-flat Major by Johann Stamitz, “Pavane” by Gabriel Faure and the “Finale” from Josef Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 “London.”

The Wind Ensemble will play “English Folk Song Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Serenade” by Derek Bourgeois and “Chorale” and “Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik.

The Percussion Ensemble will perform “Four Horsemen” by Mitch Markovich.

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.

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.

Percussion Ensemble members are Brent Badawieh, Matthew Hershberger, Blake Long and Nathaniel Yoder.

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’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008 and one of only two Kansas colleges listed in Colleges of Distinction 2008-09. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at

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