VANCOUVER, WA – The Clark College Concert Band, under the direction of Dr Doug Harris, presents their fall concert on Friday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Durst Theater, VSAA, 3101 N Main St, Vancouver. Entrance to the show is free and open to the public. Donations to the Clark College Music Department are welcome at the door. Masking, remote headquarters, and contact tracing login are required.
The concert includes William Latham’s “Brighton Beach” concert march, Percy Grainger’s performance of Handel, Aaron Copland’s “Down a Country Lane”, Frank Ticheli’s commissioned work “Cajun Folk Songs” and by Jan Van der Roost to honor the 110e anniversary of the Belgium Royal Saint Martinus Fanface Band.
“It’s so fantastic to be back on campus making music together,” says Dr. Harris. “We can’t wait to share our music with an audience in a few weeks. We also invite university and community musicians to play with us in the Winter and Spring quarters as we rebuild our band after four terms off!
For complete information on all Clark College Music Department concerts, including orchestra, concert band, jazz orchestra, and choirs, please see the full schedule.
About Doug Harris
Dr Doug Harris joined the faculty in the fall of 2018 as Group Director at Clark College after serving as Assistant Group Director at Western Kentucky University and Group Director at both Santa Clara University and Southern Utah University. He also had a long and distinguished career as a high school conductor 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. Its conducting professors are Richard W. Bowles, Dr Raymond Chobaz, Dr German Gutierez, Dr Richard Mayne and Dr Kenneth Singleton, and have studied with Douglas Akey, Stanley Derusha, John Paynter and Frank Batiste. At its most recent high school, Palm Bay High School in Melbourne, Florida, its concert and jazz orchestras were recognized as some of the state’s elite, regularly receiving top marks at district festivals and d ‘State. The Wind Ensemble has been 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 best jazz group has performed and won jazz festivals in Florida, Georgia and Virginia. and Charlie Porter of Portland.