Antillean Adventist University Symphonic Band

   Campus News | Posted on May 3, 2018

On Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m., the Antillean Adventist University Symphonic Band will perform in the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. The concert is part of the band’s larger Great Lakes area concert tour from May 11–20.

The program will include both sacred and secular selections. Beginning with the sacred portion, the band will take each listener on a journey from Genesis through the book of Revelation. The second part of the concert includes various patriotic marches and Spanish folklore.

The Antillean Adventist University Symphonic Band traces its beginnings to Puerto Rico in 1985, when Lloyd Leno began overseeing musical groups at what was then Antillean College. In 1987, Carlos Flores established the Department of Music at the university. Five years later, this department had successfully begun a choir, band and orchestra. Since then, the university band, steadily growing in size and popularity, has been recognized throughout Puerto Rico. The band has had five different conductors, the most recent being Ramón Araújo who has intentionally led the group on concert tours throughout the world. One of their most notable performances was in July 2015 at the closing session for the General Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Admission to the concert is free. For additional information, contact the Howard box office at 269-471-3560. For a full season schedule of events at the Howard Performing Arts Center, visit