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Symphonic band, choir touring in February

The Augustana Symphonic Band and the Augustana Choir both will be on tour in February 2019.

The band will perform in Illinois and Wisconsin, while the choir travels through Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.

Established in 1931, the Augustana Choir has been conducted by Dr. Jon Hurty since 1996.

The Augustana Symphonic Band, established in 1874, performs music written for the wind band. It is conducted by Dr. James Lambrecht.

Alumni, families and friends of the college are invited to attend one of these free performances in their area:

Augustana Symphonic Band tour

Feb 15: Joliet, Ill., Joliet Township Central High School; afternoon clinic, 7 p.m. performance 

Feb. 16:  Crystal Lake, Ill., First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ), 7 p.m. 

Feb. 17: Whitefish Bay, Wis., Richards Elementary School, 7 p.m.

Feb. 18: Brookfield, Wis., Harris Theatre at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: West Aurora, Ill., West Aurora High School, 1 p.m.

Feb. 20: Naperville, Ill., Metea High School, 11:30 a.m. performance

Feb. 21: Antioch, Ill., Antioch High School afternoon clinic and 7 p.m. performance 

Feb. 22: Hinsdale, Ill., Hinsdale High School afternoon clinic and 6:30 p.m. performance

Feb. 23: Galesburg, Ill., Sandburg Concert Band Festival,  noon, Carl Sandburg High School

March 9: Rock Island, home concert, 7 p.m. Centennial Hall

Augustana Choir tour

Feb. 15: Iowa City, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. joint concert with Mount Vernon High School 

Feb. 16: Council Bluffs, Iowa, St. John Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. joint concert with Lewis Central High School

Feb. 17: Manhattan, Kansas, First Lutheran Church, 2 p.m. 

Feb. 18: Topeka, Kansas, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 7 p.m. joint concert with Topeka High School

Feb. 19: Kansas City, Kansas, FOX4 WDAF-TV 12:45 p.m. TV interview and performance 

Feb. 19: Overland Park, Kansas, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. concert

Feb. 21: Bloomington, Ill., St. John's Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. joint concert with Normal Community High School

Feb. 22: Galesburg, Ill., First Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. concert 

March 10: Home concert, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, 7 p.m.

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