College musicians heading to Nevada for concert

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

On Saturday, Nov. 21, Nevada is hosting the 22nd Annual Iowa Collegiate All-Star Concert Band? concert?. College musicians from over 20 Iowa colleges will rehearse on Friday and perform in concert Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Josephine Tope Auditorium. Admission is free.

The conductor of the 2015 College Honor Band is Dr. Scott Weiss, director of bands and professor of music at the University of South Carolina. Scott Weiss maintains an active international guest conducting schedule, particularly in Asia, where he has conducted wind ensembles and symphony orchestras in well over a dozen cities. Recent highlights include his June 2012 debut with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, one of China’s leading professional symphony orchestras, as well as a 2011 performance with the Shin-Siang Wind Ensemble at the National Concert Hall in Taipei. ?

The 100-piece band consists of musicians from the following colleges: Buena Vista, Central College, Clarke College, Coe College, Dordt College, Graceland College, Grand View University, Iowa Central Community College, Iowa Lakes Community College, Iowa Western Community College, Luther College, Morningside College, Mount Mercy University, Northwestern College, Simpson College, University of Dubuque, University of Iowa and Wartburg College.

The Collegiate All-Star Concert Band was started 21 years ago by Professor Carol Ayres, Iowa Lakes Community College; Bill Carson, Coe College and Dr. Henry Duitman, Dordt College.