Sunday, March 6, 2022

3:00 PM

Franklin Jr. High - Performance Hall

4801 Franklin Ave

Des Moines, Iowa


Central Iowa Wind Ensemble performances are made possible by the generous support of our audience members. Please consider a donation.

The brilliance and legacy of a composer’s musical output is often not fully realized until long after their passing. This concert features stunning works by American composers who are alive, well, and composing music for bands, orchestras, and choirs. The works on this program represent the energy and “joie de vivre” of the American spirit that inspired these artists to write such amazing music.

Mark Doerffel, conductor

Special Guests
Jayson Gerth, guest conductor
Ryan Rowley, guest conductor
Jackie Schmillen, announcer
Christopher Brandt, saxophone soloist
Tina Haase Findlay, vocalist

Music Selections

Arabesque – Samuel Hazo

The Battle Cry of Freedom – George Root, arr. Anthony O’Toole

Catch Me If You Can – John Williams

…Forward – James Stephenson

Natural Woman – Carole King & Gerry Goffin

Next Generation Fanfare – Michael Miller

One Life Beautiful – Julie Giroux

Third Suite – Robert Jager

You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King

COVID-19 Guidelines:

  • Masks are recommended for this performance.