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Loyola University Concert Band presents fall concert

November 9, 2007

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts proudly presents the Loyola University Concert Band, under the direction of Joseph Hebert, Ph.D., with guest conductor Colonel John Bourgeois, as part of the Montage Arts Series. Loyola Concert Band presents a concert that includes musical selections by various composers including Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, and Gustav Holst, on Sunday, November 11, at 3 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the Loyola University main campus. The performance is free of charge and open to the public. Free parking will be available on campus.

Col. John Bourgeois served as the 25th director of “The President’s Own” Marine Band for 17 years. As director of “The President’s Own,” Bourgeois was music adviser to the White House. He selected the musical program and directed the band on its traditional place of honor at the U.S. Capitol for four Presidential Inaugurations, a Marine Band tradition dating to 1801. He regularly conducted the Marine Band and the Marine Chamber Orchestra at the White House, appearing there more frequently than any other musician in the nation. Since retiring from the Marine Band, Bourgeois has been actively involved in music as a guest conductor, has published new editions of classic band compositions, and is a visiting professor in a chair endowed in his name at Loyola.

The Loyola University 2007-2008 Montage Series is a fine and performing arts showcase that exhibits some of the top arts events in the region. The series is dedicated to providing educational and entertaining performances, which include outstanding concerts, guest performers, masterclasses, jazz, dance, art exhibitions, and theatre productions in an intimate setting. For more information about the Loyola University Montage Series, please visit www.montage.loyno.edu

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