March 23, 2006
Wind and percussion students from the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music will hold a recital night Tuesday, March 28 beginning at 5 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. The recitals are free and open to the public.
The evening’s events will begin with a concert by the Academy Band featuring performances of “Happy Tune” by Albert Stoutmire, Robert Schumann’s “Frölicher Landmann,” Prokofiev’s “Tarantella,” “Galiardo” by John Bullock, and John Higgins’ arrangement of “Disney Blockbusters.”
Jill Wilson, director of the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music, will direct the band.
Following the band concert, more than 20 academy students will perform recitals throughout the evening. Instructors for the students include Ron Smith for percussion; Alan Arnold for trombone and euphonium; Cliff Towner for trumpet; Martha Councell for flute; and Jay O’Leary for clarinet and bassoon.
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music opened in the fall of 2004 and focuses on private instruction, monthly workshops, and performance classes for student musicians from beginner to high school. Through a partnership between the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Morningside College, the academy also directs the symphony’s three youth orchestras and an Early String Program for beginning string players ages four and up. Students of the academy come from Sioux City and surrounding communities in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska.