It won’t be the Sousa Band, but it will look and sound like the Sousa Band! The Bradley University Symphonic Winds, conducted by Dr. David Vroman, will present a costumed, turn-of-the-century park concert in Dingeldine Music Center on the Bradley campus Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM. The concert will be presented in the same style that John Philip Sousa used to entertain large audiences and which made him a household name throughout the United States. A pre-concert lecture featuring stories of the Sousa band will be presented at 2:15 pm by Lee Wenger, the Director of Radio Information Services and on air radio host at WCBU. The concert will be narrated by Lee Ranson. Admission is $20.00. Tickets are available at the Hartmann Center Box Office by calling 309-677-2650.
Vocalist Kristin Lelm will perform as Sousa’s “Lady in White” and flutist Clara Capriotti will be the featured instrumental soloist. The concert will feature novelty numbers and music of great composers fulfilling Sousa’s dual function of entertaining the audience and bringing the best music available to the public. There will, of course, be marches performed which will stir the patriotic blood, and, according to Sousa, “will make a man with a wooden leg want to get up and march.” Tickets will also be available at the door, however, there are only 440 tickets for sale, so act now! You will not want to miss this afternoon of special musical entertainment!
For more information, contact:
Dr. David Vroman
Dingeldine Music Center
Bradley University (phone 677-2605)