The Luther College Concert Band was formed in 1878, beginning the college’s long-standing tradition of band excellence. Conducted by Joan deAlbuquerque, the group is one of the oldest touring organizations in the nation and ranks among the country's outstanding college bands.
During its 125-plus years of existence, Concert Band has enjoyed unrivaled performance opportunities in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. In 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2005 Concert Band visited Japan, performing around the country. These tours also included outlying performances in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. The Concert Band toured Japan for the fifth time in May 2009.
Concert Band has performed in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York; in Tivoli Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark; and at the Bergen International Festival, Bergen, Norway. The band has been selected to appear at many state and national music conferences, including the National Association of College Band Directors Convention in Kansas City in 1991 and the North Central Music Educators National Conference in Minneapolis in 1993.
Auditions for Concert Band are held each semester.
Concert Band rehearses MWF 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and T 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Rehearsal location for Concert Band is in the Sperati Band Room.
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- Luther College Concert Band
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Composed by Frank Tichelli