Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

Jan. 22, 2009

U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet to Perform at Whitworth Feb. 5

WHO: 1st Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet

WHAT: Winter Brass Quintet Tour Performance

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Music Recital Hall at Whitworth University

COST: Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

The 1st Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet is a subunit of the 1st Infantry Division Band, which is the musical ambassador for the oldest continuously serving division of the U.S. Army. The band's mission is to represent the 1st Infantry Division at military ceremonies and in communities across the country. The 1st Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One because of the red patch stitched on the left shoulder of their uniforms, is based out of Fort Riley, Kan.

The brass quintet's performance at Whitworth will feature musical selections ranging from classical to patriotic, including pieces by John Cheetham, Giovanni Gabrieli, George M. Cohan and John Philip Sousa. In addition to their concert at Whitworth, the quintet will perform at Walla Walla University, Washington State University, Eastern Washington University and Whitman College during February.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Richard Strauch, associate professor of music and wind symphony director, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4587 or rstrauch@whitworth.edu.

SFC Franklin Cole, Army Band Liaison for the 6th Recruiting Brigade from Las Vegas, Nev., (702) 639-2048, or franklin.cole@usarec.army.mil

Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or eproffitt@whitworth.edu.

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