Ferris State University’s History Task Force, College of Pharmacy, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Humanities present the 2019 Spring Band & Orchestra Concert, The 125th Anniversary of The FSU College of Pharmacy: A Musical Celebration, Sunday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m. at the G. Mennen Williams Auditorium in Big Rapids. This concert will celebrate important moments in the history of pharmacy since ancient times, up through and including its history at Ferris State University.
Attendees will enjoy performances by The FSU Symphony Band, The FSU West Central Concert Band, and The FSU West Central Chamber Orchestra, with direction by Dr. Richard Scott Cohen and Dr. Dale E. Skornia. This program will also feature announcements by Dr. Donna Smith, presentations by Mr. Jim Bock, Pharmacy Class of 1966, Rachel Krahulik, Pharmacy Class of 2021, Dr. Stephen W. Durst, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Richard Hult, FSU Professor Emeritus, Pharmacy Class of 1968. Attendees will also hear from members of the WCCB & Symphony Band Saxophone Sections.
Also included in the event will be the annual Student Recognition Program, graduating student acknowledgements, Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity Awards, Susan & Ernest Wenger Band Scholarships Awards, S. Eugene Bychinsky Musicians of Promise Scholarship Awards, and Dacho & Ruth Dachoff Outstanding Musician Scholarship Awards.
Musical selections will include Fanfare 125, by Richard Scott Cohen, Saxophonia, by Stephen Bulla, Ferris Fidelity, by Graham T. Overgard, Persian Passage, by Jeremy Woolstenhulme, An American in Paris, by George Gershwin,
New World Symphony, Finale, by Antonin Dvorak, German Dance No. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven, and the world premiere of The Staff of Asclepius, by Harry Dempsey.
Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations to attend this program must contact (231) 591-3676 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance of event.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Richard Scott Cohen, Director of Instrumental Concert Ensembles, Professor of Music, Ferris State University, 1030 Campus Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307 or call
(231)591-2484 or email RichardScottCohen@ferris.edu. To learn more about FSU Music, visit ferris.edu/music.