April 1, 2013                            

For Immediate Release 

2013 Alumni Band

            Central Michigan University’s School of Music announces its 3rd Annual Alumni Band Weekend this coming June 8-9.  Free to all who wish to participate, the weekend begins with a rehearsal on Saturday the 8th at 10 a.m. and culminates in a Sunday afternoon concert at 2 p.m. in Staples Family Concert Hall. This year’s concert includes:

An American Overture for Band - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins

Lux Arumque - Eric Whitacre

Luminescence - David Biedenbender

Second Suite for Band - Gustav Holst   

The Black Horse Troop - John Philip Sousa

            We're pleased to feature CMU Alumni David Biedenbender’s composition Luminescence this year. Luminescence was premiered in March of 2009 by the National Lutheran Honor Band Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Luminescence is based on fragments from the melody Ermuntre dich, meiun schwacher Geist, commonly known as the Christian hymn, Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light.

The weekend’s events also include two receptions and a lunch, giving alumni and their guests an opportunity to visit and reminisce about their time on campus and play in a large ensemble once again. For a complete schedule, scroll down.

          You can register for this year’s event by contacting Darcy Orlik at orlik1da@cmich.edu or calling (989) 774-2694 with the following information:

·      Full Name (Including maiden name, if applicable.)

·      Mailing Address

·      Email Address

·      Phone Number

·      Year(s) of graduation and degree

·      Instrument

·      What ensemble (concert band, jazz, marching band, etc.) were you a member?

·      What years did you participate?


Thank you. We look forward to greeting you in June.


The Alumni Band Steering Committee

Randy Adkins, Hilary Barnard, Jim Batcheller, Ken Bauman, Gail Brechting, Robert Calkins, Mike Lewis


Saturday, June 8, 2013


               8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Registration & Coffee/Donuts

Janet Thorne Tuma Lobby/SOM Bldg.

10 a.m. – 12 noon – Rehearsal

Staples Family Concert Hall

         12 noon – LUNCH 

Janet Thorne Tuma Lobby

         1 p.m. – Rehearsal
2:30 p.m.  – BREAK 

  2:45 p.m. – Rehearsal

       3:30 p.m. – Play through music in concert order

 4:15 p.m. – RECEPTION

Janet Thorne Tuma Lobby


Sunday, June 9, 2013


·       12:45 p.m. – Call Time

Dietz Rehearsal Hall

·       1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m – Touch Up in Concert Order

·       2 p.m. – CONCERT

Staples Family Concert Hall