NOTE: The concert time is 7 p.m.
CHADRON – Two distinguished guests and former Chadron State College music faculty members, Carola and Bill Winkle, will be featured during the Wind Symphony and Community band concert Friday at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall’s Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
According to band director Dr. John Wojcik, the event is a belated celebration of the 25th anniversary of the CSC Community Symphonic Band, founded by Carola, since she was not able to attend last year.
Carola will conduct “On Joyful Wing” by Michael Sweeney with the Community Band and Bill will conduct “Country Gardens” by Percy Grainger with the Wind Symphony.
The Community Band play “Allegiance” by Larry Clark, “Suite” from “Man of La Mancha” by Mitch Leigh and arranged by Justin Williams, and “Ceremony, Chant and Ritual” by David Shaffer.
The Wind Symphony will play “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor, “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Aaron Copland, “Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon” by Percy Grainger, and “Ignition by Todd Stalter.
The concert will close with the combined groups playing “The Squeale” by Will Huff.
Bill retired from Chadron State College in the spring of 2005 after teaching 34 years as the Director of Bands and Professor of Low Brass. He received the Professor Emeritus in Music at Chadron State College, the Founding Father award of the Chadron State College High Plains Choir and Band Festival, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association.
In 2007, Carola retired from 20 years of teaching at CSC and was inducted into the Music Department’s Hall of Fame. She was president of the U.S. Board of Directors of the International Music Camp, where she taught 35 years and received the Distinguished Service Award and the Order of the Crossed Flags.
—CSC College Relations