Wind ensemble concludes tour with Nov. 15 home concert

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Bemidji State University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of new faculty member Dr. Darrin Oehlerking, will conclude a fall tour with a home concert titled “Forward March” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Main Theatre of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free to all students.

The program will feature a wide variety of music. Pieces include Alfred Reed’s “Hounds of Spring” and “Contemplations,” a new work by Anthony Plog featuring Dr. Del Lyren on flugelhorn. The BSU Wind Ensemble will give the Canadian premiere of this piece while on tour in Winnipeg from Nov. 12-14.

As the concert title suggests, the program will include marches for everyone. Grainger’s “Children’s March,” “Washington Grays March” by Claudio Grafulla and the “Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regimental March” will all be performed.

The home concert concludes a tour featuring five concerts and workshops at junior high and senior high schools in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Dr. Darrin Oehlerking
Oehlerking joined the BSU Department of Music this fall as director of bands. He is responsible for the direction and operations of the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Symphonic Band, Jazz I and the Instrumental Conducting Course. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Oehlerking earned his DMA in wind conducting at the University of Iowa and his masters in music performance at the University of Manitoba. Prior to his appointment at BSU, he taught a wide variety of students and musicians at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels. His post-secondary experience includes assignments at the University of Manitoba and Iowa Wesleyan College.

For more information, call the Department of Music, (218) 755-2915.

Nov. 15 – 7:30 p.m. – Bemidji State University Wind Ensemble Home Concert. Location: Main Theatre of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex, BSU campus. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors.