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Concert Band Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Concert April 26

Posted Apr. 21, 2011

The Kent State University at Stark Music Department will present a concert to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Kent State Stark Concert Band on Tuesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in the Kent State Stark Fine Arts Theatre, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.

The concert is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required
and may be obtained by calling the Kent State Stark Theatre Box Office at 330-244-3348, Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Join the Kent State Stark Concert Band as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of musical excellence. Founded in 1986 by their current conductor, Dr. Patricia Grutzmacher, the award-winning ensemble is comprised of talented high school students, Kent State Stark faculty and students, as well as those from neighboring colleges, and community members. This special event will include selections that were performed at their premiere concert 25 years ago, as well as an original piece, The Legacy, composed for the Concert Band by Robert Feldbush, to commemorate this milestone occasion. The program of traditional marches and American band music will include additional selections by composers Aaron Copland, W.C. Handy, John Stafford Smith and more.
For her superior leadership as the Kent State Stark Concert Band’s longtime conductor, Grutzmacher, an associate professor and coordinator of music education at Kent State University, was named as a Sudler Silver Scroll Laureate by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The accomplished ensemble has earned many awards, including the International Sudler Silver Scroll Award of Excellence for Community Concert Bands, and they have performed throughout the state at notable competitions and conferences.
For additional information about Kent State Stark Music Department events, call 330-244-5151.