45th Annual High School Honor Band and Concert
On November 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) Theatre in Thief River Falls, instrumental performers from the area will take the stage to entertain with a variety of music. The performing groups slated for the evening’s entertainment are the Northland High School Honor Band, made up of 99 of the top instrumental students from Northwest Minnesota and the Northland Community Band. The ensembles and event are under the direction of NCTC Music Instructor, Linda Samuelson.
“The Northland Music Department has hosted an annual high school band event since 1972. Now in its 45th year,” said Linda Samuelson. She added “Students join us from 13 area schools. They come together to rehearse for a full day and then present the culmination of their hard work that evening at the Band Concert.”
The first group on the stage will be the Northland Community Band. They will open their portion of the program with a piece by Sergei Prokofiev titled “March” Op. 99, followed by “Waltz No. 2” from Suite for a Variety Stage Orchestra, written by Dmitri Shostakovich and arranged by James Curnow. The next piece is by MacDonald and Jessel, “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers”. They will also perform “Air for the G String” written by J.S. Bach, and arranged by Mayhew Lake. A polka-march selection titled “Karusselbrise” will be played. Before handing off the stage to the Honor Band, they will conclude with a “Schottische” and “Western One-Step” from Suite of Old American Dances written by Robert Russell Bennett.
Northland Community and Technical College is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN and East Grand Forks, MN. NCTC also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. NCTC offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year AAS degrees in more than 60 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. NCTC is a member of Minnesota State, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. NCTC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer & educator. Visit NCTC online at www.northlandcollege.edu.