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ULM Wind Ensemble to hold first performance of the semester

Published October 10, 2016

MONROE, La. — The ULM Wind Ensemble will present their first performance of the semester on October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Theater.

The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Derle R. Long, is comprised of the finest student musicians on campus. Co-conductor for this concert is Steven Pederson, Director of Athletic Bands.

The repertoire selected for this performance includes music by Alfred Reed, Mark Camphouse, David Holsinger, Franz Biebl, and Monroe native Frank Ticheli. Camphouse’s A Movement for Rosa will be performed in celebration of Black History Month. The piece was composed as a tribute to Rosa Parks and the birth of the American civil rights movement in the 1950s. The Wind Ensemble will perform a beautiful setting of Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria as a tribute to the strength and character of Louisiana residents in lieu of the catastrophic flooding in March and August. The ensemble will also perform Frank Ticheli’s An American Elegy in tribute to the strength and character of the American people in lieu of several tragic events of the past several months.

There is no admission charge for this performance.

For more information, contact the VAPA office at 342-3811.