Huskie Band to hold concert free to public

By Julie Zvitkovits

Musical selections from the football season will be performed by the Huskie Band, along with the Silverettes and Colorguard, today at 8 p.m.

This annual concert will be held in the Music Building’s Boutell Concert Hall.

NIU head football coach Jerry Pettibone will be the special guest. He will conduct the band when it concludes the show with the school song. Prior to the concert, he will receive a lesson in conducting from Band Director Frank Bibb.

Pettibone was chosen to lead the band in the fight song because “throughout the season he was very supportive. There is a feeling of mutual respect between the band and the team,” said Assistant Band Director Margaret Kohler.

The band, which is comprised of about 250 students, will perform 15 pieces. The fall show opener, “Stilletto”, will be featured, as well as crowd favorites such as “Georgia”, “Shake a Tail Feather”, and the alma mater. The Silverettes and Colorguard will line the aisles and the band will be seated on the stage.

An audience of 500 people is expected for the concert, as the Marching Band wraps up their season. The Marching Band did not perform in competitions, but traveled to Cincinnati Nov. 17_18 with the football team to perform their field show. This free concert is the last chance to see this year’s Marching Band perform.