Sept. 04--William Kinne will serve as conductor and musical director for the Boulder Concert Band for the 2014-15 season, the nonprofit, adult community group has announced.
Kinne, who is earning a doctorate in music at the University of Colorado, has been the band's guest conductor the past two summers for the group's concerts-in-the-park series. Kinne received a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan in 2011 and, before moving to Colorado, served as high school band director in Concord, New Hampshire.
He said he is excited about the opportunity.
"I am delighted to lead the 2014-2015 concert season with the Boulder Concert Band," Kinne said. "This eclectic ensemble draws from the vast experience of its membership. Our musicians volunteer their time, talent, and resources to make the Boulder Concert Band an indispensable part of the cultural fabric that makes Boulder one of a kind."
Kinne said the fans can expect "toe-tapping classics to contemporary works by emerging composers" when the Boulder Concert Band opens its season at 7 p.m.Oct. 18 at Nevin Platt Middle School, 6096 Baseline Road, Boulder. The family concert is titled "October in Colorado: Bugs, Spooks and Snowmen."
"Our performance will feature Roger Cichy's Bugs, a set of miniature insect portraits including the enchanting dragonfly to the industrious army ant," Kinne said. "The classic tale of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' will send shivers down your spine, and Disney's 'Frozen' will have every child singing along. We hope our community will join us for the first concert of what promises to be an unforgettable year of music."
The Boulder Concert Band is made up of more than 70 volunteer musicians from Boulder County and Denver-metro area. For more information about the band and its season, visit boulderconcertband.org.
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