Newman instrumental music group to stage concert Dec. 9

Nov 29, 2012

The Newman University Music Department will present its first instrumental concert of the year at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. The performance will be staged in the Performance Hall of the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert, entitled “Journey,” represents festive music by the Newman Concert Band and the Newman String Ensemble directed by Instrumental Music Director David A. Baxter. The concert portrays periods of mankind’s journey toward meaning and faith over the ages – a fitting focus during the Advent season.

Newman University students, faculty, staff and community members performing in the concert are listed below by instrumental group, and hometown:

Newman University Concert Band

Jessie Dilts – Hesston, Kan.
Danielle Eller – Little River, Kan.
Megan Hemel – Wichita, Kan.
Kristen Johnson – Wichita
Brittany Loomis – Wichita
Kylie Welch – Wichita

Jared Medina – Wichita

C.C. Bates – Guthrie, Okla.
Rikkie Hemmert – Garden City, Kan.
Amanda Jones – Haysville, Kan.
Vanessa Lopez – Wichita
Ashley Motto – Wichita

Bass Clarinet
Emily Hasch – Concordia, Kan.

Alto Saxophone
Jacob Gillis – Belle Plain, Kan.

Brandi Boese – LaCrosse, Kan.
Charles Brooks – Wichita
Brandon Gollhofer – Fort Worth, Texas
Deanna Jones – Milton, Kan.
Paul Lavin – Maize, Kan.
Taylor Ordway – Wichita

French Horn
William Durant – Cheney, Kan.
Sarah Mabe – Kingman, Kan.

Melissa Baalmann – Colwich, Kan.
Suzie Kucera – Wichita
Peter Neidhart – Dodge City, Kan.

Spencer Shellhammer – Wichita

Charles Merrifield – Wichita

Josh Campbell – Wichita
Austin Durant – Cheney

Newman University String Ensemble

Sarah Alexander – Newton, Kan.
Rose Gomez – Wichita
Anna Perinchery – Wichita
Denver Shipman – Haysville
Alyssa Stopp – Wichita
Rubi Torres – Great Bend, Kan.

Leah Harris – Wichita

Sarah Baxter – Wichita


This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: Dec. 4, 2012
Names of the Concert Band and String Ensemble players and hometowns have been added.