Posted 1 year ago
By John Axtell
The Chadron State College Community Symphonic Band joins the CSC Wind Symphony tonight for a free concert at 7:30 in the Memorial Hall auditorium.
Both groups have new directors this year. The Wind Symphony is led by visiting music professor Dr Sidney Schuler, who is in charge of the CSC band program this year and who shares leadership of the community band with his Pamela, who is due soon with their first child.
The community band will open the concert with a selection of works centering on America from American sailing songs to Cajun folk songs, Broadway to a Sousa march. Dr Shuler says the program is designed to challenge the ensemble and have the audience humming along.
The 43-member Wind Symphony will play a number of standards including Julis Fucik’s “Florentiner March,” Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite in F for Military Band” and transcriptions from the choral and jazz libraries.
The concert will close with the two ensembles combining for what the Shulers are calling a “secret” piece.