News Release: College Band Concert at McDaniel College May 5

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April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



Performance is Friday, May 5, 7 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall  

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College students perform in the College Band Concert on Friday, May 5, 7 p.m. The performance, which is free and open to the public, takes place in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. 

Directed by Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music at McDaniel College, the College Band features nearly 50 musicians, including McDaniel students, as well as McDaniel faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, performing everything from classical to pops.

According to Kirkpatrick, a highlight of the concert is 1999 McDaniel alumnus Vince Buscemi conducting David Holsinger’s “Nilesdance.” Also, freshman Rachel Berhmann-Fowler of Ithaca, N.Y., and piano faculty member Rachel Andrews will be featured on Andrew Boysen’s “Grant Them Eternal Rest.”

This work is “dedicated to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001,” said Kirkpatrick. “The piece is written in a mass setting that includes five movements and is a very emotional work.”

Other selections include “Symphonic Suite” from “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Symphony Dances” from “Fiddler on the Roof,” Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and John Mackey’s “Sheltering Sky.” 

For more information, call 410-857-2599 or visit

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Editor’s Note:  High-resolution photos of a previous College Band performance are available for download

McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. 

McDaniel students performing include:
  • Emily Barker, sophomore from Sykesville, Md.
  • Rachel Behrmann-Fowler, freshman from Ithaca, N.Y.   
  • Shannon Bernier, sophomore from Ijamsville, Md.      
  • Grace Gnatowski, freshman from Mount Airy, Md. 
  • Ryan Grant, junior from Baltimore (21228)
  • Matt Hopson, sophomore from Middletown, Md. 
  • Soyoung Jeon, freshman from Seoul, South Korea
  • Su Kim, freshman from Frederick, Md. 
  • Michael Lemke, freshman from Westminster, Md. 
  • Jonathan Lingg, freshman from Littlestown, Pa. 
  • Ricardo Loyola, freshman from Laurel, Md. 
  • Brandon Lu, sophomore from Frederick, Md. 
  • Erin Pogue, freshman from Easton, Md. 
  • Laurel Pogue, freshman from Easton, Md. 
  • Andrew Pyne, freshman from New Market, Md. 
  • Cara Sanneman, senior from Silver Spring, Md. 
  • Ariana Schneider, freshman from Flagstaff, Ariz.  
  • Jackie Sherwin, junior from Westminster, Md. 
  • Andy Sousane, freshman from Olney, Md.
  • Jamie Wimmer, freshman from Westwood, N.J.