WELS National Band Festival
Martin Luther College will host the 2013 WELS National Band Festival March 15-17. The band festival is an annual gathering, alternating between two regional and one national festival. Approximately 100 students representing 22 Lutheran high schools will be in attendance. A new work by composer Jesse Ayers has been commissioned for the festival. It will feature organ with wind band and illustrate the biblical account God's testing of Abraham. MLC President Mark Zarling will narrate, and Professor Brent Nolte will play organ on the work. The festival concert will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 17, in the Chapel of the Christ.