Spring has sprung early in Greencastle and along with the precocious daffodils and greening of the Indiana landscape, DePauw University Bands will present “A Spring Bouquet,” featuring a potpourri of classic works for symphonic band and chamber winds. The concert, conducted by Craig Paré, will given Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. in — you guessed it — the Green Center, located on the DePauw University campus. 

“If you’d like to sit back and enjoy a delightful assortment of pieces for band, this is the program for you,” said Paré. “Our versatile School of Music students will perform the music of several well-known composers — J.S. Bach, Mozart, John Philip Sousa and Darius Milhaud—together with a few composers who might be new to our audience like Karel Husa, Ralph Raymond Hays, Ira Hearshen and Robert Washburn.” 

This colorful musical bouquet will present listeners with a variety of sounds and styles through such pieces as “Fanfare MMX” by Hays for brass and percussion, the opening movement of Mozart’s Serenade in C Minor for chamber winds, and the samba-influenced “Brazileira” by Milhaud — alongside Mrs. John Philip Sousa’s favorite march, “The Thunderer.”

For this event, audience members are also invited to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry following the performance. Bring an item and exchange it at the Green Center box office for a free concert ticket.

General admission to the DePauw University Band performance is $5. For more information or to make online purchases, visit www.music.depauw.edu. The venue’s box office, located at 605 S. College Avenue, will also be open beginning one hour prior to the performance.