The Eastern Illinois University Concert Band will embrace the southern rural lifestyle in its Nov. 17 concert, "A Walk in the Country."
The 7:30 p.m. concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Dvorak Concert Hall.
The EIU Concert Band's membership encompasses students from across campus as well as local community members.
The concert will include a 100-year anniversary performance of Gustav Holst's “First Suite in E-flat for Military Band," as well as “Moon by Night” by Jonathan Newman, both conducted by Milton Allen.
Graduate conductor Christopher N. Jones will lead a program that will include Richard Saucedo’s “American Barndance,” Robert Palmer’s “Overture on a Southern Hymn” and Fred Allen’s “When the Stars Begin to Fall.”
Graduate student Chris Mroczek will make his conducting debut with the EIU Bands on Frank Ticheli’s “Cajun Folk Songs.”
The Doudna Fine Arts Center, a division of EIU's College of Arts and Humanities, is located one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue in Charleston.