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USU Alumni Band July 13: Bastille Day and the Music of France

Tuesday, Jul. 08, 2014

The USU Alumni Band on the Quad

Utah State University's popular Alumni Band concert series continues July 13 on the Quad.

Utah State University presents its Alumni Band in performance July 13 at 7 p.m. on the USU Quad. The popular outdoor concert is free and open to all.

“This concert will focus on the music of France in honor of the proximity to Bastille Day on July 14,” said Nick Morrison, the band’s conductor and senior associate dean in the Caine College of the Arts.

Morrison also said that Michael Bankhead, head of the Department of Music at USU, will be conducting the majority of this Sunday’s program.

Bankhead will conduct Mon Coeur s’ouvre a ta voix by Camille Saint-Saens that features vocal soloist Cindy Dewey, head of the voice program at USU. He will also conduct March to the Scaffold by Hector Berlioz, La Belle Helene overture by Jacques Offenbach and La Marseillaise, with soloists from the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre.

Morrison will conduct several selections, including Concertino for Flute by Cecile Chaminade with a “solo” by the entire flute section. He will also conduct Strike up the Band and I’ll See You Again which are the band’s standard opening and closing tunes.

“Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket and some nice brie and a baguette!” said Morrison. “We’ll see you on the Quad at 7 p.m.”

Following the July 13 concert, upcoming Alumni Band concerts are July 27 and Aug. 10. All Alumni Band performances begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Concerts will be held on the USU Quad. The July 27 concert is scheduled in the Kent Concert Hall.  In case of inclement weather, the other performances will also be held in the Kent Concert Hall.

For more information, visit the CCA Box Office in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center on the Logan campus, call 435-797-8022 or see the college’s Production Services website.

Related links:

USU Department of Music

USU Caine College of the Arts

Writer: Whitney Schulte, 435-797-9203,

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500,

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