Northwestern band to host concert

The Northwestern Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Band will present “Cajun Folk Songs” at Herod Hall Auditorium Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m.

The band will be guest conducted by student directors Arthur Bohlmann, Alva senior; Amanda Metcalf, Enid sophomore; and Daniel Pacula, Alva junior.

“The three student conductors have spent a tremendous amount of time studying the music,” Dr. Marc Decker, director of bands, said.  “They taught the band every technical aspect of the piece and challenged them with a unique musical interpretation.”

An assortment of music will be performed centered around a work by Frank Ticheli titled “Cajun Folk Songs.” The music will be a mix of new music and standards for the wind band.

“All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend the concert this weekend,” Decker said. “It will feature a variety of selections that will be entertaining and musical. The student conductors have done an amazing job preparing the band, and it will be an afternoon to remember.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about this concert or the instrumental music program at Northwestern, please contact Decker at (580) 327-8191 or