Instrumental ensembles to perform free concert at MVNU
March 15, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Music Department will present a concert on Tuesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium.
The event will feature the MVNU Jazz Band, Flute Choir, Wind Ensemble and special guest Licking County Home School Band. It is free and open to the public.
The performance of the MVNU Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. John Packard, will include “I Am” by Andrew Boysen, Jr., “Psalm 46” by John Zdechlik and “First Suite for Band” by Alfred Reed. The concert will also feature selections by the MVNU Jazz Band directed by Rick Brunetto and Flute Choir directed by Jennifer Packard.
The Licking County Home School Band was founded in 1999 and is enjoying its 12th year of musical performances with the home school youth of this area. Members must be home schooled and not enrolled in any public or private school band program. Parents and family members are also welcome to participate. The band performs at least two concerts a year and participates in various OMEA events such as solo and ensemble contests, large group contest, and District Honors Band. The band has also had two students who were selected to be All-State Band Members in 2008 and 2009. The band is directed by John Krumm, who is also band director for Granville Exempted Village Schools. Krumm is in his 33rd year of teaching and has taught for Granville for 21 years. He is married and has four children, all of whom have been home schooled.
The concert will conclude with a performance of Steven Reineke’s “The Witch and the Saint” by the combined MVNU Wind Ensemble and Licking County Home School Band.
These MVNU instrumental ensembles, as well as the Pep Band, perform in various concerts and venues throughout the school year. Students representing several states, a variety of academic majors and a number of different denominational backgrounds are involved.
For more information on this or other musical events, please visit or contact Tressa Daley at (740) 397-9000, ext. 3000.