University Band to Present Halloween Concert

University Band to Present Halloween Concert

October 21, 2000

October 21, 2000, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University Band, under the direction of Dr. Craig Paré, will present a Halloween Concert on Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend "in costume."

The program will include a variety of works for concert band that will appeal to listeners of all ages:

  • "Gandalf the Wizard" and "Hobbits" from Lord of the Rings - Johan De Meij
  • "American Patrol" - F.W. Meacham
  • "Grand Rondo: Napoleon does the Can Can with Italy, Hungary, and Poland" - Libby Larsen
  • "Yorkshire Ballad" - James Barnes
  • "Themes from Greenbushes" - Percy Grainger
  • "March" from Symphonic Metamorphosis on themes of Carl Maria von Weber - Paul Hindemith
  • "Halloween" - Morton Gould

"This annual concert has become one of our most popular events, Pumpkin in Field.jpgfor both the community and for the ensemble members, who get into the spirit by dressing up in their best Halloween costumes", states Paré, director of university bands. "The real treat, though, is the band music. The wide variety of musical styles will appeal to all listeners of all ages. We hope everyone will make our concert their first 'trick or treat' stop this Halloween season!"

Immediately following the University Band concert, the DePauw University chapter of Music Educators National Conference (MENC) will sponsor its annual "Musical Haunted House" in the spooky confines of the Performing Arts Center. Children ages 12 and under will have the opportunity to meet and hear all of the instruments of the woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion families, in addition to vocal and piano demonstrations.

For more information on either event, call (765) 658-4385 or e-mail