Division of Music hosts ‘An Evening of Bronze and Brass’
| Dr. Glen Eernisse, center, chair of the Division of Music, leads the BPC Brass Ensemble, and performs on trombone. (Photo by Kayla Oliver)
By Kayla Oliver
Marketing Staff Writer
Brewton-Parker College’s Division of Music hosted an evening concert April of the Baron Ringers, a hand bell ensemble, and the BPC Brass Ensemble, called “An Evening of Bronze and Brass” April 14 in Gilder Recital Hall on the Mount Vernon campus.
The Baron Ringers are directed by assistant professor of music, Dr. Ben Caston. Members include sophomore Brett Boggus, freshman Clint Oliver, junior Amanda Cann, sophomore Skye Grenade, junior Steven Hopper, junior Robert Hilton, freshman Michael Loredo, junior Erica Miller, junior Matt Pittman, senior Jared Register, senior Cindy Rollins, junior Rodney Schramm, and senior Dallas Wilke.
The Baron Ringers program, which varied in style from traditional hymns to contemporary musical
settings, consisted of “Praise and Reflection” composed by Mary Kay Parish, “Spirit of Joy” composed by Robert Noland, “God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens” arranged by Cathy Moklebust, “Beach Spring” arranged by Kiyo Watanabe, “The Journey” arranged by Arnold B. Sherman, “I Must Tell Jesus” arranged by Hart Morris, “Pirates of the Caribbean” arranged by Kevin McChesney, “Alba” composed by Granados and arranged by McChesney and a final piece entitled “Sherekea Usafari” composed by Cathy Moklebust.
Special thanks to freshman Kara Norris and senior Marcia Groover who accompanied with flute. Also thanks to senior Doug Pittman, senior Carey Wilson, and BPC Choral Director Sonja Sepulveda who provided percussion.
The Brass Ensemble, whose members include Brewton-Parker staff and students and citizens of Montgomery and neighboring counties, is directed by chair of the Division of Music, Dr. Glen Eernisse. Their program began with “Fanfare and Chorus” composed by Dietrich Buxtehude. The following musical selections also appeared in the Brass Ensemble program: “Ode to Joy” arranged by David Uber, “Alleluia” composed by Claude T. Smith, “Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2” composed by Giovanni Gabrieli, “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” arranged by Stan Pethel, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” arranged by Glenn Eernisse, and Variants of “A Mighty Fortress” composed by Elliot A. Del Borgo.
Members of the Brass Ensemble include the following:
Trumpet: Lee Lamb, Brian Summerlin, BPC freshman Josh Lane, and John Reed.
Horn: Chesley Woods.
Trombone: BPC sophomore, Albert Bussey, Michael Edwards, Dr. Glen Eernisse, and BPC
freshman, Michael Loredo.
Tuba: Mark Baskin and BPC freshman Rusty King.
Timpani: BPC staff accompanist Brandon Herrington.
|The Brewton-Parker College Brass Ensemble
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