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Minot City Band presents 4th and 5th concerts of season

The Minot City Band, under the direction of Joseph T. Alme, will present their fourth and fifth concerts of their 100th season at Oak Park on Sunday, June 27. Concerts will be at 4 and 7 p.m. in the old band shell.

The band will perform a variety of music sure to please an audience of all ages. The concert will open with “Emperata Overture” by Claude T. Smith; followed by “Eire” by Melanie Donahue; “Second Suite in F for Military Band” by Gustav Holst; “The Girl I Left Behind Me” by Leroy Anderson; “Toccata for Band” by Frank Erickson; “George Gershwin: A Symphonic Portrait” arranged by Bruce Chase; and the band will close the concert with John Philip Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea.”

Featured on Sundays’ concerts is Deanna Carpenter, horn soloist. She will be performing “Morceau de Concert (Op. 94)” by Camille Saint-Saens.

Carpenter is the high brass instructor at Minot State University. A native of Minot, she completed the doctor of music in brass pedagogy in 2015 at the renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Her principal applied horn teacher during her doctoral studies was Jeff Nelsen, known to many for his lengthy tenure touring and recording with the Canadian Brass. Carpenter studied trumpet with Joey Tartell, trombone with Dee Stewart, and tuba with Dan Perantoni. Carpenter initially began her Bloomington graduate studies working with Michael Hatfield, who had joined IU’s music faculty in 1984 to replace his mentor, the legendary Philip Farkas.

Carpenter pursued her bachelor of music in horn performance at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, under the tutelage of Charles Kavalovski, who was principal horn in Boston for 25 years, and with Herbert Winslow, currently co-principal with the Minnesota Orchestra. She credits both for developing the foundations for her sense of musical style and technique.

Carpenter performed in the Minnesota Orchestra’s first side-by-side concert in the spring of 2000 under the baton of Maestro Eiji Oue. She was a regular substitute hornist with multiple orchestras in Minnesota and Indiana. Carpenter is principal horn for the Minot Symphony Orchestra, and is also heard with numerous other ensembles in Minot, including the Minot State University Concert Choir, Minot Chamber Chorale, Brass Band of Minot and Minot City Band.

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