CONWAY, Ark. (April 3, 2018)
— The Hendrix College Wind Ensemble will present a Concert in the Park Monday,
April 16, at 5:30 p.m. by the Butler Plaza Fountain near the center of campus.
Building on the early 20th-century
tradition of the park band concert, the Wind Ensemble, under the direction of
Hendrix Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James, will present a
“New School” Concert in the Park featuring the music of living American
composers Steven Bryant, John Mackey, David Biedenbender, and Christopher
“These composers represent
the fresh, new voice that is popular in American wind band writing,” Renshaw
To pay homage to the park
band tradition, the concert will close with the classic arrangement of “America
the Beautiful” by Carmen Dragon and John Philip Sousa’s famous march The Stars and Stripes Forever.
In the event of rain, the
concert will move inside nearby Staples Auditorium.
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.