Rochester College Concert Band To Perform Classic & Patriotic Selections

Rochester College’s Concert Band will perform a combination of classical band and patriotic music on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is part of the weeklong Academic Symposium that the college presents at the end of every school year.

Rochester College Concert BandThe first half of the program will feature music by Puccini, Jacob, Bogenschutz, Bocook, and the band masterwork “Incantation and Dance.” Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, the second half will feature patriotic music, “A Music Tribute to the Armed Forces,” Jerry Bilik’s “American Civil War Fantasy,” Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” and others.

The 70-member Rochester College Concert Band includes RC undergraduates and faculty, students from other area colleges, advanced high school musicians and adult community members. RC music instructor Paul DeRubeis, who is the retired director of bands at Bloomfield Middle School, directs the group.

The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester College Theatre at 800 West Avon Road in Rochester Hills, Mich. Admission is free, though small donations are accepted. To reserve tickets online, visit For more information, call (248) 218-2149 or e-mail


Founded in 1959, Rochester College is an accredited, independent liberal arts college that pursues academic excellence in a Christian setting. With more than 1,000 students, both in traditional and adult learning programs, RC offers bachelor degree programs at four locations and a master’s degree in religious education. For more information about Rochester College, visit

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