Clark College Concert Band Presents Fall Concert: Debut performance of Dr. Doug Harris, Director of Bands

VANCOUVER, WA.  The Clark College Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Doug Harris presents its Fall Concert on Sunday, December 9, 2018 7:30 pm in the O’Connell Sports Auditorium on the campus of Clark College.  Featured on the program is Flourish for Wind Band, by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Amparito Roca, by Jaime Texidor, Folk Song Suite, also by Vaughan Williams and Sketches on a Tudor Psalm, by Fisher Tull, as well as Almighty Father, from Leonard Bernstien’s Mass, in honor of his 100th birthday.  Admission to the performance free and open to the public. Donations to the Clark College Music Department are welcome at the door.

“I’m very excited about this first concert,” says Dr. Harris.
“Being my first year, the band has adapted and adjusted extremely well and, as you will hear at the concert, is performing very well and with a great deal of energy.”

For complete information about all the Clark College Music Department concerts including the orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and choirs, please see

Picture of Doug Harris, the new band director. Photo provided by Clark College.
Picture of Doug Harris, the new band director. Photo provided by Clark College.

About Doug Harris

Dr. Doug Harris joins the faculty Clark College after serving as Assistant Director of Bands at Western Kentucky University, and Director of Bands at both Santa Clara University and Southern Utah University. He also enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a high school band director in Florida.

Dr. Harris received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Florida, his Master of Arts and Doctor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado.  His conducting teachers include Richard W. Bowles, Dr. Raymond Chobaz, Dr. German Gutierez, Dr. Richard Mayne and Dr. Kenneth Singleton, and has studied with Douglas Akey, Stanley Derusha, John Paynter and Frank Batiste.  At his most recent high school, Palm Bay High School in Melbourne, FL., his concert and jazz bands were recognized as being among the elite in the state, regularly receiving highest marks at district and state festivals.  The Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the University of Florida Invitational Concert Band Festival as well as the prestigious Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis.  The top jazz band performed at, and won. jazz festivals in Florida, Georgia and Virginia, and has earned praise while performing with jazz notables such as Ira Sullivan, Bill Prince, Marc Dickman, Christian Tamburr, Maynard Ferguson,  David Steinmeyer and Bobby Shew.

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