The Dickinson State University (DSU) Concert Band will perform their spring concert on Tuesday, May 2, in May Hall - Dorothy Stickney Auditorium at 7 p.m. (MDT). Light snacks and refreshments will be served after the program.

All people in the community are invited to attend this musical event. The event is free and open to the public. The DSU Concert Band will accept free-will donations to support their 2024 St. Patrick’s Day parade performances in Madison, Wisconsin and Davenport, Iowa.

Dr. Brian Holder, assistant professor of music and band director, explained, “This concert is a culmination of an excellent year with the DSU Concert Band. Our students have given numerous performances, collaborated with other student musicians, and entertained our community. The spring concert also features our students as they perform the most advanced music I’ve set before them this entire year.” 

DSU is committed to providing high-quality learning experiences to support the educational, cultural, and social aspects of the institution’s mission for the southwest North Dakota region and beyond. Collaboration is also an important aspect of the educational work at DSU. The students of COMM 410 Public Relations, taught by Dr. Eric Grabowsky, associate professor of communication, are helping with the planning and promotion of the spring concert.

Holder continued, “We are happy to present music by Gustav Holst, Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and other classic composers of band music. Furthermore, this concert will feature two student soloists – Anton Krebs, trombone, and Lexie Berger, clarinet, are both music education majors close to graduation, and it is a special treat to highlight their hard work on this program.”

Music programs and activities, including the DSU Concert Band, are housed in the Department of Arts and Letters at Dickinson State University. For questions about this event, please contact Dr. Brian Holder at or (701) 502-4155.