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KSC Concert Band Takes Audience on “A Journey in Sound”

From Connie Lester, Redfern: The Keene State College Concert Band will perform “Musical Postcards: A Journey in Sound,” on Wednesday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Redfern Arts Center.

The band will play pieces from Scotland, Ireland, England, and Italy, depicting such scenes as a rural country setting, an amusement park, and a roller coaster, concluding with a hymn to the beauty of our American homeland. The program will include Andrew Boysen’s Kirkpatrick Fanfare, Warren Barker’s Deir In De, and Percy Grainger’s Ye Banks and Braes and O’Bonnie Doone, as well as pieces by Frank Ticheli, Aaron Copland, Otto Schwarz, Gabriel Fauré, and more.

KSC music education major Tom Spencer (euphonium) will be a featured soloist. Melanie Prisby, a senior music education/flute major, will assist, conducting Warren Barker’s Deir In De and Kenneth Alford’s Army of the Nile. The concert band is directed by Jim Chesebrough. In addition to conducting the band, Chesebrough is assistant professor of music at Keene State, where he teaches classes in music education, conducting, and applied music. Tickets are available through the box office at 8-2168 or online at

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