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St. Norbert Community Band concert with guest trombone soloist Eric High

From St. Norbert College, March 22, 2006
by Cassandra Voss,, (920) 403-3089

The St. Norbert College music department presents the St. Norbert Community Band concert, under the direction of Frederick Schmidt, on Monday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Theatre in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts.

Pieces they will be performing include: Clifton Williams' "The Sinfonians," Frigyes Hidas' "Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and Wind Band" featuring soloist Eric High, Frank Ticheli's "Shenandoah," Kenneth J. Alford's "Colonel Bogey" arr. by Frederick Fennell, C.M. von Weber's "Oberon Overture" arr. by Mark H. Hindsley, O.R. Farrar's "Bombasto," Giuseppe Verdi's "Nabucco Overture" arr. by Lucien Cailliet, C.E. Duble's "Bravura" and Leroy Anderson's "The Rakes of Mallow."

The St. Norbert College Community Band concert will feature guest trombone soloist, Eric High, visiting instructor of music at St. Norbert College. Born and raised in Duluth, MN, High received his bachelor degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and then moved to Arizona to begin his graduate studies at Arizona State University. While working on his graduate degrees, Eric spent five years as a band director in Gilbert, AZ. He has performed numerous solo recitals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and Arizona, as well as a recital and master class at Middle Tennessee State University in the spring of 2004.

Over the years, High has performed with the Mesa Symphony, the Symphony of the West Valley, the Music Nova Orchestra, the Pine Mountain Music Festival, the Arizona Opera Orchestra and the Green Bay Symphony. He is currently the bass trombonist of the Bear Valley Music Festival Orchestra in Bear Valley, CA.

Tickets for the concert are available for purchase and are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, please call the St. Norbert College box office at (920) 403-3950 or for out-of-town customers, please call 1-800-762-2699.