Community invited for Music Festival performances, Feb. 2-3

Band students from 11 Seventh-day Adventist high schools in the Midwest will gather Feb. 2–3 on the Union College campus for the annual Mid-America Union Music Festival. The Lincoln community is invited to come and enjoy fun classical pieces presented by the high school and college performers Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Church and Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Union College gymnasium. The 160 visiting performers will be joined by the Union College Wind Symphony in both performances.

"Any time you get 225 instruments together, you know it's going to be pure dynamite," said Rudy Dennis, professor of music. "These students will never forget this experience."

The students will rehearse during two and half days to learn and master classical pieces such as "Sabre Dance" by Khachaturian and "Island Jam No. 7," which was composed last year and features the percussion section.

"The concert will include band classics combined with island jazz and music that flies like the wind," Dennis said. "There is something for everyone."

Concert locations: College View Church (4801 Prescott Ave.) and the Union College gymnasium (enter the campus from Prescott Ave).