Concert Band announces 2011 All-American Tour

Band departs on five-state tour May 16

Date Posted: April 18, 2011


MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band, under the direction of Prof. Terry S. Treuden, will kick off its 2011 All-American Tour with a home concert Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. The tour continues May 16-24 with seven stops in Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Missouri.

The band's 2011 tour program is inspired by American composers. The opening number, Esprit De Corps, is a Robert Jager work commissioned by the United States Marine Band. San Antonio Dances was composed by Frank Ticheli as a tribute to special city. The trip through the United States continues with selections from Oklahoma! Clare Grundman's A Copland Tribute, a collage of passages from works by Aaron Copland, was created in 1985 to honor the eminent Brooklyn-born composer's 85th birthday. The program concludes with selections from George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, and John Philip Sousa.

The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. The home concert is free, but seats need to be reserved through the box office by calling 414.443.8802 or visiting in person.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee that is recognized for its academic excellence and Christian leadership tenets. To learn more, please visit

2011 Spring Band Tour Schedule

Friday, May 6
8 p.m. home concert

Center for Arts and Performance Schwan Concert Hall
8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
For more information, call 414.443.8802

Monday, May 16
7 p.m. concert

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
8051 Ep True Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa
For more information, call 515.225.4392

Tuesday, May 17
7 p.m. outdoor concert

Messiah Lutheran Church
1241 North Ridge Road
Wichita, Kansas
For more information, call 316.722.1771

Wednesday, May 18
7 p.m. concert

Calvary Lutheran Church
9807 Church Road
Dallas, Texas
For more information, call 214.348.5567

Thursday, May 19
7 p.m. concert

Holy Word Lutheran Church
10601 Bluff Blend Drive
Austin, Texas
For more information, call 512.836.4264

Saturday, May 21
7 p.m. concert

Abiding Word Lutheran Church
17123 Red Oak Drive
Houston, Texas
For more information, call 281.444.5894

Sunday, May 22
7:15 p.m. outdoor concert

Crown of Life Lutheran Church
11721 Morrison Road
New Orleans, Louisiana
For more information, call 504.259.9862

Tuesday, May 24
7 p.m. concert

Apostles Lutheran Church
2600 Bates Road
Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
For more information, call 636.379.2767
Co-hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, St. Peters, Missouri