Clark College Concert Band to perform Friday, March 13 –


The concert features “Golden Light” by David Maslanka

VANCOUVER — The Clark College Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Doug Harris will perform their winter concert “A Golden Light” on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Vancouver High School Auditorium, 5700 E 18and St., Vancouver.

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The wind musicians of the Clark College Concert Band are featured here. Photo courtesy of Jenny Shadley

This free concert will feature well-known works, as well as lesser-known works by prominent composers. On the “well-known” list, the group will perform Lucien Calliet’s transcription of Giocomo Rossini’s Italian in Alger Overture, as well as William Latham’s Three Choral Preludes. Lesser-known works include English composer Gordon Jacob’s final composition, Celebration Overture, written for the Harvard University Band, and Golden Light, an early work by American composer David Maslanka.

“I ran Golden Light about 20 years ago, and it’s been wonderful to come back and spend time with this ‘old friend’, says Dr. Harris. “Also on this concert, Gandalf by Johan de Meij, from his Lord of the Rings symphony and a beautiful fantasy written on a theme by Samuel Barber. Truly something for everyone.

For complete information on all Clark College Music Department concerts, including Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Choirs, see

About Doug Harris

Dr. Doug Harris is in his second year as a group director at Clark College after serving as assistant group director at Western Kentucky University and group director at both Santa Clara University and Southern Utah. University. He also had a long and distinguished career as a high school orchestra director in Florida.

Dr. Harris received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Florida, and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. His conducting teachers include Richard W. Bowles, Dr. Raymond Chobaz, Dr. German Gutierez, Dr. Richard Mayne and Dr. Kenneth Singleton, and studied with Douglas Akey, Stanley Derusha, John Paynter and Frank Batiste.

At his newest high school, Palm Bay High School in Melbourne, Florida, his concert and jazz bands have been recognized as among the state’s elite, consistently receiving top marks at district festivals and of state. The Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the University of Florida Invitational Band Festival as well as the prestigious Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis. Top Jazz Band has performed and won jazz festivals in Florida, Georgia and Virginia. and Portland’s own Charlie Porter.

Information provided by Clark College Communications.


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