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Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert March 2nd at 7:30 pm

(03.02.2017) By Tabatha Storesund — Morningside College’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be performing in a concert Thursday, March 2.

The band has been preparing for this concert since the beginning of spring semester, finishing preparations in just under two months.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Director Shane Macklin is hoping for many people to attend the concert. “This is a big concert for the wind ensemble, as we are playing several big pieces,” he said.

The pieces they have selected to play are Embers, Melodious Thunk, Duende, Adagietto, Aquarium, Americans We, and Danzon No. 2.

Macklin has been directing the Ensemble for the past three years. “In the last three years, we have grown considerably in both quality and quantity. As our wind ensemble grows we are able to play better, more substantial literature.”

While the band may have grown considerably, Macklin still needs to bring in some people to help cover parts for the songs. He says, “The reason to bring in some additional people in some sections is because of the way the music is written.”

These people are:
Michele Grossman – Piano
Dr. Jay O’Leary – English Horn/Oboe
Stephanie March – Cello
Anna Vorhes – Harp
Lois Harris, Anna Hakeman, Tasondra Hyuck, and Emily Cox – Clarinet
Jason Rygg, Kim Bogart, Nicholas Wills, and Emily Wills – French Horn
Rolyn Beaird – Euphonium
Gary Pederson – Tuba

This concert is sure to be great, find out for yourself on March 2, at 7:30 pm in Morningside College’s Eppley Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public.