Third Suite, by Robert E. Jager (b.1939)
Conducted by Jeremy Rowland
A native of Chicago, Jeremy is in his third year at Vandercook College of Music where he is working to obtain his bachelors of music education degree. Upon completing his degree, he plans to teach in the Chicago-Metropolitan Area as well as pursue his dream of opening a school for the performing arts. Jeremy is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfMe), the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA), and Phi Mu Alpha SINFONIA.
The March from Third Suite is the first of a three-movement song cycle. This movement is a tuneful work for band with musical elements that provide a challenge for the players, develop technique in conductors, and provide interest for listeners. Within this movement, the steady feel and rhythm of a march are somewhat distorted by measures of unequal time values. In addition to small technical challenges for the wind players the march also contains a percussion solo towards the middle of the movement.