Linfield band to play Tuesday
Joan Haaland Paddock directs the band, made up of almost 50 players. Some of the student musicians are music majors and minors; others come from other disciplines.
About a dozen members of the band are community members, including high school students Elise Morgan from Dayton, Justin Waterhouse from Yamhill-Carlton and Garrett Ewing and Kelsey Bleck from McMinnville.
The concert’s theme comes from a piece by Brian Balmages, “Elements (Petit Symphony).” The four movements of the symphony use different tempos and note patterns to represent air, water, earth and fire.
The program includes “Ayres of Agincourt” by Richard Meyer, conductor of the Pasadena Youth Orchestra and father of Linfield alum Amy Meyer, Yamhill-Carlton band director. Also featured will be “The Lark in the Clear Air” by Clifton Taylor, featuring senior Zoe Rozzi on the flute and sophomore Amanda Pierce on flugelhorn; “Rise and Shine!” by Donald I. Moore; “The Incredibles” movie theme.
Rozzi and four other graduating seniors will be recognized during the concert. They are Beth Turner, flute; Amy Cunningham, bass clarinet; Renae Marble, alto saxophone; and Nao Okumura, tenor saxophone.
Paddock is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. She won the Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. On a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, she studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music.
She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon and a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference and Oregon Band Directors Association.
Paddock also will direct the band in two concerts Wednesday, May 1, for fourth-graders from the McMinnville School District. The Yamhill Enrichment Society is funding the experiences.
For more information, call 503-883-2275.