The Goshen College music department is pleased to announce the formation of a new all-campus band which will provide a fresh musical outlet for Goshen College students starting in the fall of 2014. The band, which will be an inclusive, non-auditioned ensemble, will perform in concert as well as serve as a pep band for select athletic and other campus events.
Drawing on the region’s strong high school band culture, the all-campus band will provide new opportunities for wind, brass and percussion musicians. The ensemble will also be open to Goshen College faculty and staff wind, brass and percussion players. Dr. Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music, will direct the band. In addition to the all-campus band, Fashun currently conducts the Symphony Orchestra, oversees the music education program and teaches applied percussion.
Further information about the band will be posted here.
Christopher Fashun, conductor
Christopher Fashun, DMA, is an assistant professor of music at Goshen College where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, directs the Lavender Jazz Ensemble, oversees the music education program, conducts the orchestras for musicals and opera, and teaches applied percussion. In 2011, he became the music director of the Elkhart County Honors Youth Orchestra where he has the opportunity to work with talented high school musicians throughout Elkhart County. Dr. Fashun holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Saint Olaf College in Northfield (Minn.) and received his M.M. degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Iowa where he studied conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.
Oct 31, 7:30 – 9 pm
Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band directed by Chris French, will present a joint program in Sauder Concert Hall with the new GC All-Campus Band, directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun.
Mar 22, 2015, 4 – 5:30 pm
Lavender Jazz, GC’s big band directed by Chris French, will present a joint concert with the GC All-Campus Band, directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun. Tickets are $7/5, available at the door one hour before the concert.