Friends University presents the Friends University Concert Band in concert, Sept. 27

Wichita, Kan, – The Friends University Concert Band will present its opening season concert on Monday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands, Shawn M. Knopp, the concert will feature a variety of classics including Holst’s Second Suite in F, as well as works by Fillmore, Bernstein, Clarke and Dragon.

Featured soloist will be Dr. Nick Schroeder, visiting assistant professor of music and interim program director of jazz, on Herbert Clarke’s virtuosic cornet solo, Carnival of Venice.

“We are thrilled to feature Dr. Schroeder in this concert! Carnival of Venice is a series of theme and variations which requires virtuosic displays of multiple tonguing and fast tempos from the soloist. The audience will be dazzled,” said Knopp.

Tickets for the concert are $6 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. The performance will take place in Sebits Auditorium in Riney Fine Arts on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

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