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UW-Fox Valley Presents Annual Winter Concert

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The University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley is presenting its annual Winter Concert on Sunday, March 10, at 3:00 p.m. The site of the annual music gala is the UWFox Fine Arts Theatre, located in the middle of the campus. The Fox Valley Concert Band program is FREE, for the public to enjoy.

The Fox Valley Concert Band is a "communiversity band," says UWFox Associate Professor of Music Dave Jordahl. There are more than 60 members, with approximately 40 musicians being members of the greater Fox Cities community - not necessarily students enrolled at UWFox! Ages of the band members range from 18-77 years.

The band members’ backgrounds are quite diverse, too. Some are employed full time with corporations around the Fox Cities, while some are teachers, several are retirees - and, some are students.

All the members perform in the band for the same reason: the love of performing musically.

"The band gave its first concert in May, 1985, and has performed in four concerts per year since then," according to Jordahl.

The Fox Valley Concert Band selections include:

  • V. Hobbits, from "Symphony #1, The Lord of the Rings Johann de Meij
  • "Mars," from The Planets Gustav Holst
  • A Vision of Majesty James Swearingen
  • Symphony from The Fairy Queen, Act IV H.Purcell / Roger Smith

Brass Choir

  • Divertimento F.J.Haydn / James Thornton

Woodwind Choir

  • Sermonette J.Hendricks / J.Edmondson

Flute Choir

  • Of Demons, Spirits, and Creatures of the Night David Bobrowitz
  • Allerseelen R. Strauss / A.O.DavisEl Cabalerro Roger Cichy
  • Satchmo! (A Tribute to Louis Armstrong) arr. By Ted Ricketts

Members of the Fox Valley Concert Band include:

Flute Bass Clarinet French Horn

Barb Armstrong

Sherry Cheadle

Mary Walsh Curry

Amy Jo Christianson

Kris Goerg-Wood

Amy Forester

Saxophone

Dave Hendrickson

Jann Kostecke

Jane Bleier, alto

Ray Miller

Amanda Rice S

Peggy Schwartz, alto (A)

Dan Neubauer

Cindy Saunders S

Andrew Uphill, alto S

Margie Rankin

Liz Schneider

Dan Ruddy, tenor (S)

Ann Sager

Cathy Winters A

Donna Langner, baritone

Brooke Wyngaard (S)

Oboe Percussion Trombone

Linda Miller

Terri Gonya

Amber Buskirk

Bassoon

Mark Hildebrandt (A)

Brendan Fahrenkrug (S)

Benjamin Roe

Eric Jones (S)

Marc Johnson

Gordon Underwood

Jim Morgenstern

Ellen Wheeler

Gloria Wendt

Clarinet

Paul Whitehouse (S)

Carolyn Challoner

Baritone

Sharon Helms (A)

Trumpet

Carl Anderson

Brenda Herron (A)

Jim Birr

Janet Kersten

Sue Hoehne

Melissa Ecker (S)

Jim Ziegelbauer

Sarah Kneisler

Jenny Jurczek

Jenni Klemp (S)

Sue Kinnard

Percussion

Amber Schultz (S)

Mary Lynch (A)

Terri Gonya

Klarissa Barbola

Kevin Schultz

Mark Hildebrandt A

Juliana Nits

Lindsey Wall

Eric Jones S

Gordon Underwood

Tuba

Ellen Wheeler

Dave McFadden

Paul Whitehouse S

Bob PikeGreg Rankin

(S): Student
(A): Alumnus

Admission to the Holiday 2001 Concert is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on the west side of the campus. The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, between S. Oneida St. on the east, S. Appleton Road on the west, and just south of Hwy. 441.