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ULM ULM Wind Ensemble to hold first concert of the spring

Published February 21, 2017

The University of Louisiana Monroe’s Wind Ensemble will present their first concert of the semester on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.

Comprised of the finest student musicians on campus, ULM Wind Ensemble is the premier instrumental performing group within the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

ULM Wind Ensemble conductors are Dr. Derle R. Long and Dr. Steven Pederson.

The repertoire selected for this performance includes music by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, John Barnes Chance, James Barnes, Samuel Hazo and John Philip Sousa.

The program will begin with the American Overture for Band by Jenkins, the piece renowned for its virtuosic part for the French horn section.

Barnes’ Invocation and Toccata as well as Chance’s Blue Lake Overture will follow, while the program also includes Hazo’s Everything Beautiful, Sousa’s El Capitan March, and a light-hearted setting of the folk song, Turkey in the Straw, arranged by Lewis Buckley.

There is no admission charge for this performance.

For more information, contact the VAPA Office at 318-342-3811