Minot City Band presents two concerts Sunday

The Minot City Band, under the direction of Joseph Alme, will present their eight and ninth concerts of the season at Oak Park on Sunday. Concerts will be at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. in the old band shell by the splash park/playground.

The Band will perform a variety of music sure to please an audience of all ages. Included on the concert program will be “American Barndance” by Richard Saucedo, “Shenandoah arr” by Frank Ticheli, “The Little English Girl” by D. Delle Cesse, “English Folk Song Suite” by Ralph Vaughn Williams, “The Blue Tango” by Leroy Anderson, “Kentucky 1800” by Clare Grundman and “Invercargill March” by Alex Lithgow.

Featured on Sundays’ concerts is David Rolandson, Tuba soloist. He will be performing “Solo Pomposo” by Al Hayes.

David Rolandson is assistant professor of Music and director of bands at Minot State University where he conducts the Concert Band, the Pride of MSU Marching Band and the MSU Brass Ensemble. In addition, Rolandson teaches trombone, euphonium, tuba, conducting and music education courses. He earned a Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Minnesota while studying conducting with Craig Kirchhoff, a Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Central Washington University, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Rolandson is an active performer currently serving as the Principal Tuba with the Minot Symphony Orchestra. He is also an active chamber musician performing as the tubist in the River Valley Brass Quintet. Previously, he performed with the Synergia Northwest Orchestra, Mid-Columbia Symphony, Oregon East Symphony, Twin Ports Wind Orchestra and Duluth Italian Opera Festival Orchestra. He has also performed as a soloist in multiple recitals, and is a past winner of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s annual Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.

The two Minot City Band concerts are free to attend and open to all.