Wilkes University Civic Band Presents Concert Dec. 10

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WILKES-BARRE, PA (11/28/2017) The Wilkes University Civic Band, Chamber Ensembles and Marching Colonels will present a concert on Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

The Marching Colonels will perform The Star Spangled Banner, and All I Want for Christmas Is You as well as selections from their 2017 field show including Joy, based on Ode To Joy, from Beethoven's, Symphony No.9 and There's no Place Like Home by Michael G. Giacchino.

The Civic Band will perform chamber selections from clarinet, chamber winds, percussion and brass ensemble including Caprice for Clarinet by Clare Grundman, Little Symphony for Winds by Franz Schubert, Waltz by Eugene Magalif, Vincent Persichetti's, Pageant and Haydn Wood's Mannin Veen.

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 43 bachelor's degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.