Music is a Universal Language

Northwestern’s Symphonic Band traveled in Spain during its spring break tour in March. The 48-member ensemble, directed by Dr. Angela Holt, presented eight concerts in eight days at a church, music conservatory, schools and other sites. There were opportunities to play with Spanish musicians, connect with NWC students studying in Seville, and—for Spanish majors—serve as translators for audiences and their fellow musicians. Tim Tjernagel ’89, who serves as a missionary in Spain and helped with arrangements, said the group opened more doors for ministry for his family and the church in which they serve.

Outdoor performance photos by Jorge Rey, originally published in Diario HOY (Cáceres, Spain). Remaining photos provided by Symphonic Band students.

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