VANCOUVER, WA — The Clark College Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Doug Harris presents its Fall Concert “Fanfare and Dances” on Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:30 pm at the VSAA Durst Theatre. The first half of the concert will be comprised of chamber ensembles from within the band. Performing groups will be the Brass Choir, Woodwind Choir and Percussion Ensemble.
The second half will predominately feature by American composers. The opening work isFanfare for Band and Antiphonal Brass, by Fisher Tull, to be followed by Percy Grainger’sMock Morris, Sheltering Sky, by John Mackie and a relatively new work by composer Michael Gandolfi, Vientos Y Tangos (Winds and Tangos). This work explores the extremely evocative Argentine tango, with a 21st-century twist. The concert will conclude with standard of the wind band repertoire, John Zdechlik’s Chorale and Shaker Dance.
For complete information about all the Clark College Music Department concerts including the orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and choirs, please seehttp://www.clark.edu/campus-life/arts-events/music/music-concerts.
About Doug Harris
Dr. Doug Harris is in his second year as Director of Bands at Clark College after serving as Assistant Director of Bands at Western Kentucky University, and Director of Bands at both Santa Clara University and Southern Utah University. He also enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a high school band director in Florida.
Dr. Harris received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Florida, his Master of Arts and Doctor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. His conducting teachers include Richard W. Bowles, Dr. Raymond Chobaz, Dr. German Gutierez, Dr. Richard Mayne and Dr. Kenneth Singleton, and has studied with Douglas Akey, Stanley Derusha, John Paynter and Frank Batiste. At his most recent high school, Palm Bay High School in Melbourne, FL., his concert and jazz bands were recognized as being among the elite in the state, regularly receiving highest marks at district and state festivals. The Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the University of Florida Invitational Concert Band Festival as well as the prestigious Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis. The top jazz band performed at, and won, jazz festivals in Florida, Georgia and Virginia, and has earned praise while performing with jazz notables such as Ira Sullivan, Bill Prince, Marc Dickman, Christian Tamburr, Maynard Ferguson, David Steinmeyer, Bobby Shew and Portland’s own Charlie Porter.