WHEELING - River City Brass will lead Wheeling Jesuit University's Symphonic Band in a "Concert on the Green" at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in front of Donahue Hall, on the WJU campus, 316 Washington Ave. The concert is free and open to the public. Limited seating will be available. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The event is held in conjunction with Wheeling Jesuit's Presidential Inauguration and Homecoming Weekend.
Dr. Robert Childs, one of the most famous euphonium soloists in the world, will appear as a special guest artist. The concert will include a performance of the "Highland Legend" by John Moss and music from the "Lion King" by Hans Zimmer, arranged Paul Lavender.
"River City Brass is now celebrating 30 years of making music in Pittsburgh and Wheeling Jesuit is honored to have them as collaborators on our campus," said Dr. Christine Ohl-Gigliotti, dean of student development. Ohl-Gigliotti has been involved in the collaboration since it was announced and is a member of the new RCB-WJU band which includes a pep band, a symphonic band and other musical opportunities now being planned.
RCB is known all over the country for its musical excellence and determination to continue the grass-roots tradition of the American brass band. It performs a 56-concert series in eight different venues in Western Pennsylvania.
Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the best of brass music, this group has melded the instrumentation and repertoire of traditional British ensembles with the American songbook and a lighthearted sense of fun.
The 28-piece ensemble tours extensively throughout the United States with more than 40 performances each year as part of community concert series, major symphony pops series and arts festivals.
In the case of rain, the concert will move to Troy Theater. For more information, please call Student Development office at 304-243-2350.