March 07, 2018 9:32 AM | Susan Deege
A lifelong love and ability to play music has brought three members of the Quincy Concert Band’s oboe section closer together over the years. Jan Kendrick, Debbie Vonderhaar and Marianne Peters each began playing their instruments in grade school and continued through college. For nearly a decade they play together in the community wind ensemble. The women look forward to their weekly rehearsals under the baton of Dr. Trent Hollinger.
One of their favorite pieces to practice for the upcoming spring performance, “An Illinois Bicentennial” is the classical orchestral work “Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland. The work will be narrated by Mark McDonald, host and producer of Illinois Stories on PBS affiliate Network Knowledge. He will be reading excerpts of Abraham Lincoln’s great documents, including the Gettysburg Address.
The band is made up of volunteers from around the region. Their dedication and joy of producing quality musical entertainment benefits the entire region. Don’t miss this complimentary concert on Sunday, March 11 at 2:30 pm in Morrison Theater at Quincy Junior High School. Donations are appreciated to help with the band’s expenses. Find more information about the band or learn how to join by visiting quincyconcertband.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.