Public Invited to University of Mary’s First Outdoor Band Concert in Over Three Decades

Conductor leading the band

The concert is free and open to the public

BISMARCK, ND — The leaves aren’t the only thing changing on University of Mary’s campus. On Friday, Oct. 9, the University of Mary Concert Band will perform a special, early Fall Concert in the great outdoors, on the bluff overlooking the majestic Missouri River, where Lewis and Clark presumably once stood and chartered their course as they continued their westward expedition in 1804. This performance will take place outdoors in the west corner of the new Engineering and Lumen Vitae buildings, just north of the Grotto. This performance will replace the concert previously scheduled for Oct. 25.

“While our original concert date was towards the end of October,” says Dennis Gowen, professor of music and director of Bands and High Brass at the University of Mary, “and being mindful of the current pandemic, the outdoor performance option seemed more and more likely over the past few days, as the weather forecast remains cooperative and very pleasant.” Gowen adds, “the students have been absolutely wonderful to work with this fall. They are excited and ready to present a concert with only four weeks of rehearsals.”

Works by Bach, Jacob, Bizet, Galante and Morricone are slated for the performance. “We are pleased to feature both a student and a faculty member as soloists on the performance,” says Gowen. “Senior oboist Briele Vollmuth from Bismarck will perform Gabriel’s Oboe, while Dr. Lucas Bernier lightens up the mood with Xylophonia.”

As a special treat, Gowen says “there’ll even be ‘audience participation,’ as well as some seasonal goodies for the audience – don’t miss out.”

The performance, which takes place at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 at the west corner of the Engineering building and Lumen Vitae, is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Danielle Abler, Department of Music administrative assistant, at (701) 355-8301.


Fall Band Personnel


Greta Anderson, Bismarck, ND


*Madison Gapp, Park Rapids MN

Maria Osterbauer, Columbia Heights MN

+Rachelle Klein, Hazen ND

Greta Anderson, Bismarck ND

Alexis Ternes, Devils Lake ND

April Mogard, Deering ND


*Emily Cicha, Mandan ND

Emily Sahl, Wahpeton ND

Briele Vollmuth, Mandan ND


Briele Vollmuth, Mandan, ND


*Kailee Klein, Wahpeton ND

Isaiah Blickenstaff, Perham MN

+Theresa Karrmann, Fond du Lac WI

Mary Claire Talbot, Carol Stream IL

Raquel Bata, Langdon ND

+Eve Heupel, Dickinson ND

Kelli Anne Vetter, Bismarck ND

Patrick Litton, Bismarck ND


Brian Talbot, Carol Stream IL


*Beth Kensok, Wheatland ND

Ben Lee, Bismarck ND

Cornelia Enander, Grenora ND


Kat Lawson, Bismarck ND


Anastasia Tibor, Dickinson ND


*Brooke Mueller, Bismarck ND

Kira DeMaris, Northfield MN

Annika Bobb, Taylor ND

Nick Mortenson, Jamestown ND


*Jane Gowen, Bismarck ND

Jehannah Sollmann, Port Angeles WA


*Lucas Schlosser, Mandan ND

Reese Lausen, Billings MT

+Kendall Tibor, Bismarck ND

Harrison Punton, Grand Forks ND

Logan Quinn, Wilton ND

+Zachary King, Glendale Heights IL

Collin Prom, Swanville MN

Danielle McLaughlin, St. Paul MN


Mary Gutenkauf, Aberdeen SD


*A J Anderson, West Fargo ND

Nathan Heenan, Larsen WI

Keenan Athman, Hamilton MT

Allie Arribe, Friendswood, TX


*Andrew Quinan, Manassas VA

David Ruiz, Loretto MN

Zach Marquette, Buffalo MN

Luke Weber, Bismarck ND

Adam Boddicker, Kearney MO

Isaac Davis, St. Paul MN


*= principal or co-principal

+ = section leader

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