Review: Jazz Ensemble and Carmen Bradford Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald in Concert
Nov09

Review: Jazz Ensemble and Carmen Bradford Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald in Concert

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer Last Friday night, the Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble joined Camerata and soloist Carmen Bradford to celebrate the life and legacy of Ella Fitzgerald … and it was sensational! Carmen Bradford and the Jazz Ensemble really know how to groove. The Jazz Ensemble started the show with “Opener 2.” They had beautiful dynamics and really started off the show with a bang. The soloists, Jenna...

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Review: “Pershing’s Own” Brings Down the House at the Majestic
Oct25

Review: “Pershing’s Own” Brings Down the House at the Majestic

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” put on a phenomenal show on Friday at the Majestic Theater. After some members came early to conduct a clinic with the Gettysburg College Wind Symphony, a large audience of students, faculty, and community members nearly filled up the Majestic for the evening concert. The event began with the “Commando March,” which was both riveting and...

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Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra Present Music Old and New
Oct04

Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra Present Music Old and New

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer The Wind Symphony and Orchestra held a concert September 30 featuring both new and old music. The concert started off with “My Heart’s in the Highlands,” a piece that surrounded the audience with musicians and vocalists. The piece had beautiful harmonies and left behind a lingering melancholic yearning. It was followed by “Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings, Op. 35.” Rose Martus, who won the Sunderman...

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Wind Symphony To Premier “This Is Most Certainly True” in Honor of Reformation’s 500th Anniversary
Sep29

Wind Symphony To Premier “This Is Most Certainly True” in Honor of Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, when Martin Luther climactically released his Ninety-Five Theses, his objections to practices of the Catholic church. As a college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Gettysburg will commemorate this quincentenary throughout the year including this Saturday evening, September 30 when the Gettysburg College Wind Symphony will...

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Faculty Spotlight: O’Hara Joins Sunderman Conservatory and Teaches Course on Video Game Music
Sep14

Faculty Spotlight: O’Hara Joins Sunderman Conservatory and Teaches Course on Video Game Music

  By Alex Pearson, Contributing Writer When Dr. John “Buzz” Jones retired last spring after 28 years as a music professor who helped to build the Sunderman Conservatory, he left big shoes to fill. That challenge falls to Dr. William O’Hara, who has joined the Conservatory as an Assistant Professor of Music focusing on Theory and Composition. With a friendly smile and warm handshake, he welcomes students into his...

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