Dana grad joins band for concert

Vocalist Katelyn DeLadurantey will perform Sunday with the W.D. Packard Concert Band.

The Boardman native has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Findlay.

She has performed at cabarets and night spots in New York City and works locally as a member of such groups as Party of 2, Backbeat and the House Blend Band.

With the Packard band, DeLadurantey will sing the standards “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Blue Moon” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” as well as “God Bless America.”

Frank Tracz, a professor of music and director of bands at Kansas State University, returns to guest conduct the band. Tracz earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate from The Ohio State University and his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Other selections on the program include Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Opus 96; James L. Swearingen’s “How Firm Thy Friendship;” Jack Stamp’s “Little Apple” celebration; John Philip Sousa’s “Kansas Wildcats” march; Pierre La Plante’s “The Thunder and the Roar” and a symphonic suite of music from the television and film series “Star Trek.”

The concert starts at 7 p.m. Sunday at the south lawn bandshell of Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Admission is free, and funding is provided by the W.D. Packard trust.


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