Scores of films brought to life


In the behemoth business of the film industry, hundreds of sub-departments come together to create the magic of the movies.

One of the most influential – film scoring– is often underrated. The film score has the ability to alter the audience’s current mood and amplify the on-screen acting, visual effects and so forth.

The Gannon University Concert Band, in its spring concert Wednesday, will be showcasing an ode to such film scores.

The concert is titled, “A Night at the Movies,” and pays homage to many of the greatest film scores of the 21st century.

With selections from “Captain America,” “The Lion King,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Frozen,” “Star Wars,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Mission Impossible,” there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

“My favorite piece to play? I honestly don’t have one,” said Audrey Stadler, a senior theatre and communication arts major and concert band percussionist.

“All the pieces are so much fun to play and I love listening to the scores and just feeling the passion in the music – to be playing that is exciting to say the least.”

Raven Saunders, a freshman social work major, said her favorite song to play is “The Lion King.” “The songs bring back so many childhood memories that I can’t help but to smile,” Saunders said.

Come and bask in the mood of the movies while supporting your Gannon classmates. The concert is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The band will fill the Yehl Ballroom of the Waldron Campus Center with the scores of famous films.

For more information contact  Concert Band Director Dana Bennett at [email protected]



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