Long Standing History Brings Community and Students Together
The Concert Band has a long-standing history at William Penn University. It has been consistently operating since 2007, and continues to grow with each year. The Concert Band brings individuals of all ages from the surrounding community together to experience what music has to offer.
The number of participants varies from semester to semester. They currently have around 45 members with similar participation from both the student and community population. This includes members of the Oskaloosa Municipal Band and WPU Alumni. The band rehearses every Monday evening during the fall and spring semesters from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the McGrew Fine Arts Center.
The concert band offers the students, and adult community, the opportunity to experience the joy of producing music.
Professor Scott Cressley stated, “It is a true, hands-on, learning experience for all who are involved. Through the study and application of performance techniques—which encompass a wide range of musical styles, historical periods, and genres—members of the WPU Concert Band gain knowledge and skills to enhance their personal growth as musicians.”
Music brings people together from nearly every walk of life in our community. The age of the band members spans from 18 to nearly 80; proving that music is a lifetime artistic experience.
The ensemble is open to any WPU student. Community members and alumni can contact Scott Cressley at CressleyS@wmpenn.edu or contact any current band member.
To learn more about the Music Program at William Penn University visit www.wmpenn.edu/music.
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