Jon Dykstra is a member of college band

Orange City, Iowa — Jon Dykstra, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, is a member of the Symphonic Band this semester.

The Symphonic Band will tour in Mitchell and Sioux Falls, S.D., March 30 to April 1, performing full or partial concerts in six venues. For concert times and details, visit
The band’s touring concert includes “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli, which was inspired by the halo-shaped acoustical ornaments in Australia’s Sydney Opera House. Other pieces include “Euphoria” by John Frantzen, “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” by Alfred Reed, and “Atlantic Zephyrs” by Gardell Simons.

The 49-member Symphonic Band is directed by Dr. Tim McGarvey, professor of music at Northwestern. The ensemble has performed across the U.S. and in Central and South America.
Dykstra is a sophomore and plays the clarinet. He is the son of Richard and Carol Ann Dykstra of Roxbury.

Northwestern College is a Christian college of more than 1,200 students in Orange City, Iowa. Rated the nation’s third-best baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly and a top-10 Midwestern college by U.S. News & World Report magazine, Northwestern provides an education that combines academic rigor with a faith perspective.