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1966 Yearbook

1966 Yearbook


1966 Yearbook


The clarinet quartet participated in many
of the activities of the band during the
past year. They have taken part in a
series of monthly concerts given jointly by
St. Ambrose and Marycrest Colleges for
music students of both schools. The many
numbers played by the group included
"The French Suite" by Waterson. The
group includes (l. to r.) Charles Vorder-
berg II, Joseph Brady, John Ihle, Jr., and
Thomas Shafer.

Mike Kester and Jim Schepker lead and accompany the hymns at
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Christ the King Chapel.

Set Rhythm, Beat
The members of the St. Ambrose College Band also
performed in smaller groups throughout the year. Brass
ensembles, clarinet quartets, woodwind trios, woodwind
quartets, and recorder quartets performed at the band
concerts, the monthly Music Hour, and presented their
own concerts in spring on the Ambrose campus. In
addition, they performed in the Fine Arts Festival at
Musicians also participated in religious activities
on the campus. The new liturgy, as it has been called,
was given added meaning to many Ambrosians as the
awe and splendor of the worship of God was enhanced
by the use of flutes and guitars in addition to the
traditional organ. As young Americans we made the
Mass a more meaningful sacrifice by the use of approved
folk songs which expressed our feelings and thanks. "Go
Tell It on the Mountain" expresses the modern concept
of "Go, the Mass is ended." The musicians helped make
the Mass more meaningful to all in Christ the King
The brass ensemble was featured at the
annual December Concert given by the
band. Among the numbers performed by
the group was "Brass Carnival" by Wagner
The ensemble includes (l. to r.) Gene
Gast, first trumpet; Dave Nichols, second
trumpet; Ray Bustos, French horn; Jim
Ludtke, bass; Robert Flesch, baritone; and
Dave Swanson, trombone.


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