GEORGETOWN, KY – Georgetown College was again well represented at the annual prestigious Kentucky Intercollegiate Band (KIB) program in Louisville earlier this month. KIB was formed in 1985 by the college and university band directors of the Commonwealth. The goal is to provide strong musical experiences for collegiate wind and percussion students.

2014 GC Kibbie ParticipantsGC Band Scholars participating in this year’s program were (pictured, L-R) Haley Lepper, B-Flat Clarinet, a senior business administration major from Fishers, Indiana; Nicholas Collins, tuba, a junior in music education from Radcliff, Kentucky; Jacob Townson, trombone, a junior from Louisville, Kentucky; and Connor Mook, percussion, a senior psychology and Spanish major from Union, Kentucky.

The KIB concert under the direction of the internationally-renowned Colonel Lowell Graham was held in Whitney Hall of the Kentucky Center for the Performaing Arts on February 6.

Music professor Pete LaRue who directs the Tiger Bands and leads the Band Scholars described the performance as “fabulous.”

Professor LaRue stepping down as CKCB Music Director/Conductor

Dr. LaRue has also served for two decades as music director and conductor for the Central Kentucky Concert Band. He is leaving that post at the end of this concert season.

The next CKCB concert, according to Professor LaRue, is billed as the PXX Concert [1994 was a very good year … celebrating twenty years of great folks and great music] shall feature several wonderful musical offerings including … Music for a Celebration [Brosse], Color [Margolis], Seal Lullaby [Whitacre], Handel in the Strand [Grainger], On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss [Holsinger], March from the Symphonic Metamorphosis [Hindemith], The Second Prelude, featuring Charlie Kahn and Peter Pickett [Gershwin] and Esprit de Corps [Jager].

It is scheduled for Sunday, February 23, at 3 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium of Mitchell Fine Arts Center on the campus of Transylvania University. It is free and open to the public.

Special Guest Soloists for the afternoon will be Janis D. Bryant, Soprano and William D. Bryant, Tuba of Fairview, North Carolina. Janis will perform the much-beloved Puccini classic O Mio Babbino Caro with the CKCB and then both of our special guests will join with the band, Bill as the soloist and Janis as the narrator, on the children’s classic, Tubby the Tuba by Kleinsinger.