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Symphonic Band Concert

March 27, 2022 , 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

BC Symphonic Band
When: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022
Where: Cole Hall, Bridgewater College’s campus
Note: This concert is a donation-optional event supporting the Screamin’ Eagles Marching Band. Judy Nolen Henneberger ’64 has generously provided a challenge gift and will match dollar-for-dollar (up to $10,000) of donations received. Funds will directly support the Screamin’ Eagles’ trip to the London New Year’s Day Parade 2023, where they have been invited to perform.

Bridgewater College’s Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Christine Carrillo, will perform on Sunday, March 27, at 3 p.m. in Cole Hall on the College’s campus.

The concert is a donation-optional benefit event supporting the Screamin’ Eagles Marching Band with a challenge gift from Judy Nolen Henneberger ’64 to help defray students’ costs as they participate in the London New Year’s Day Parade 2023. The Screamin’ Eagles were invited to participate in the event—the biggest New Year’s Day street event of its kind—that is watched by millions of television viewers across the world.

Henneberger will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000, of donations made at the Symphonic Band concert. For those who cannot attend the concert, donations can be made at bridgewater.edu/give with a designation for “Screamin’ Eagles London Trip.” Each gift will directly help reduce the overall cost so that every Screamin’ Eagles Marching Band member can participate in the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Sunday’s concert will open with “Sun Dance” by Frank Ticheli, followed by “Perthshire Majesty” by Samuel R. Hazo. The program will continue with a consortium premiere performance of “Let Me Be Frank With You” by John Mackey.

The band will then perform “When Peace Like a River” composed by Gary Fagan ’73 in memory of Bridgewater College officers John Painter and Vashon “J.J.” Jefferson who lost their lives while protecting the campus community on Feb. 1. Fagan, an accomplished music educator and composer, was a member of the Bridgewater College band and was the president of the band from 1972-1973.

Following that piece, the band will perform “Shenandoah” arranged by Omar Thomas and “Paper Cut” by Alex Shapiro. The program will conclude with “Crush” by Robert W. Smith.

The performance is free and open to the public.