Posted 5 months ago
By John Axtell
The Chadron State College Wind Symphony and several of its small chamber ensembles kicks of a series of five music department concerts over the next 3 weeks with a performance tonight at 7:30 in Memorial Hall.
The first half of tonight’s concert will feature the smaller groups…including the Brass Ensemble, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, and an OcTUBAfest group led by retired band teacher and Chadron Community Band member Jim Grimes of Chadron
The Wind Symphony’s half of the concert will include American Overture for Band by Joseph Willcox Jenkins, October by Eric Whitacre, and the Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa.
Conductor and CSC director of bands Dr Sidney Shuler says the Wind Symphony “has made great strides in overall quality of performance…forming more of a cohesive identity” and hopefully bringing more students into the instrumental music program through quality repertoire and performance.
The second music department concert will be Sunday, November 3, when the CSC Choir and the Chadron Community Chorus sing at the Chadron Arts Center.
After that, it’s 3 performances in 5 days>: the CSC Jazz Band on Friday November 15 in the Student Center, a vocal recital from faculty member Dr Una Taylor on Sunday the 17th in the Sandoz Center Atrium, and the Wind Symphony and Chadron Community Band on Tuesday the 19th in Memorial Hall.