The Augustana College Symphonic Band recently returned from its 2013 tour of the Midwest. The tour included stops in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Nebraska. The band will perform its final concert of the tour at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, in Augustana's Centennial Hall, Rock Island, Illinois. Admission is free, and a freewill offering will be accepted.
Among the students who performed:
Bobby Holmquist, a first year from East Moline, Ill., majoring in physics and mathematics.
Designed to appeal to a variety of listeners, the band's program is a balance of new and standard pieces to both entertain and educate the audience.
About Augustana: Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 141 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 12 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.