Sousa Returns to Peoria

February 7, 2019

It won't be the Sousa Band, but it will look and sound like the Sousa Band!

The Bradley University Symphonic Winds, conducted by Dr. David Vroman, will present a costumed, turn-of-the-century park concert in Dingeldine Music Center on the Bradley campus Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m. The concert will be presented in the same style that John Philip Sousa used to entertain large audiences and which made him a household name throughout the United States.

The concert will be narrated by Mr. Lee Ranson. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at the Hartmann Center Box Office on the Bradley Campus, or by calling 309-677-2650.

Vocalist Courtney Huffman Frye will perform as Sousa's "Lady in White" and trombonist Maggie Sloter will be the featured brass soloist. Violinist Molly Wilson returns to Peoria to play the role of Maud Powell.

The concert will feature novelty numbers and music of great composers fulfilling Sousa's dual function of entertaining the audience and bringing the best music available to the public. There will, of course, be marches performed which will stir the patriotic blood, and, according to Sousa, "will make a man with a wooden leg want to get up and march." Tickets will also be available at the door, however, there are only 440 tickets for sale, so act now!

For more concert information:
Dr. David Vroman
Dingeldine Music Center
Bradley University (phone 309-677-2605)

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