Musical Depictions of Heroic Measures Ends QCWE Season

What makes a real hero? Military figures who risk (and often give) their lives to save others? People reaching out to correct the wrongs of the world, e.g. Rosa Parks, Dr Martin Luther King, etc? The 31st season of the Quad City Wind Ensemble concludes Saturday, May 13th at 7:30pm by playing musical depictions of heroes. Some of the heroes the music is based on are real, such as A Movement for Rosa by Mark Camphouse, about Rosa Parks.  Others works are more mythical, including Siegfried’s Funeral Music by Richard Wagner.

In addition to the program theme of Heroic Measures, this concert will feature clarinetist Ian Aplington, winner of the 2017 Charles B. DCamp Young Performers’ Solo Competition held March 5th.  Aplington, a senior from Pleasant Valley High School, will be performing the Concerto for Clarinet by Artie Shaw. His musical teachers include Drew Anderson and Rob Hadesbeck.

The concert will immediately be followed by a reception with free refreshments and homemade treats. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and FREE for all students through 12th grade. This heroic music will be heard at the Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport, on the St. Ambrose University campus. Additional information and future concert dates can be found at

The QCWE was founded in 1987 by Dr. Charles B. DCamp of St. Ambrose University, and has become one of the finest adult bands in the nation. In 2012 the QCWE was the Community Division winner of The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance. The QCWE is now conducted by Brian L. Hughes. For additional information, please visit or  Please contact Tyné Rieck, QCWE Public Relations at for further information about the Quad City Wind Ensemble.

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