Barton Community College’s Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Band, featuring members of the community, will present their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The free program will include a tribute video of the Barton London 2012 Olympic athletes.
The concert band will perform “The Olympics, A Centennial Celebration” which will be the sound track for a highlight video of Barton track and field Olympic athletes that will play simultaneously as the band performs. Barton was extremely well represented at the 2012 London Olympics, boasting 16 current or former athletes and coaches.
“The Olympic Tribute plays all of the well-known themes from the Olympics,” said Barton Director of Instrumental activities Steve Lueth. “I was impressed with the fact that Barton Community College had such a large amount of alumni and current students participating in the Olympics. ... I enjoyed watching them. It’s the best of the world athletes competing.”
The concert band will present a variety of music including “Amaprito Roca,” a Spanish march, and an overture entitled “Americana,” based on the popular American folk songs “Shenandoah,” “Skip to My Lou” and “Sweet Betsy From Pike.”
The jazz band will perform a preview of Christmas music, with a vocal solo by Vocal Director Vern Fryberger. The Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble consist of Barton students and members of the community.