The Hope College Concert Band and the Holland High School Symphonic Band and Concert Band will perform a joint concert on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The concert will feature a diverse program. Selections will include “Footsteps” and “Odysseus and the Sirens,” by visiting composer Dana Wilson.
In addition to participating in the performance, Wilson and Gabe Southard, who is associate professor of music and director of bands at Hope, will be giving clinics to both high school bands. Wilson will also have time to interact with the Concert Band.
The Holland High School Bands are directed by Scott Vandenberg.
Wilson holds a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, and is currently Charles A. Dana Professor of Music in the School of Music at Ithaca College. His compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Europe and East Asia. They have received several prizes, including the Sudler International Composition Prize and the Ostwald Composition Prize, as well as awards from the International Trumpet Guild and the International Horn Society.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.