Concerts and Events

2016-17
 

University Symphonic Band
Sunday, October 16, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Laura Zilhaver, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program:
Franz von Suppe/arr. Fillmore - Light Cavalry Overture
Viet Cuong - Sound and Smoke
Percy Aldridge Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy
Scott Lindroth - Spin Cycle
Kenneth Alford - Army of the Nile

University Concert Band
Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program:
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Toccata Marziale
W. Francis McBeth – Of Sailors and Whales
Brant Karrick – J. S. Jig
Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. Hunsberger – Folk Festival

Western Winds
Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

Featuring works by:
Dukas
Salfelder
Cowan

Bronco Marching Band: Season in Review
Sunday, November 6, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
David Montgomery, Director

University Symphonic Band and Concert Band
Sunday, November 20, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and David Montgomery, Conductors
Laura Zilhaver and John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductors

Concert Band program:
Joaquin Turina/arr. Reed – La Procession du Rocio
Ronald Lo Presti – Elegy for a Young American
Jacques Press – Wedding Dance

Symphonic Band program:
Luis Alarcon - Duende, Four Preludes (4th mvt.)
Ottorino Respighi/arr. Cesarini – Huntingtower
Arnold Schoenberg - Theme and Variations, op. 43a.
Donald Grantham - Fantasy Variations on George Gershwin’s Second Prelude

University Symphonic Band and Bronco Marching Band: WMUsic Showcase Spectacular
Friday, January 27, 8 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
Scott Boerma and David Montgomery, Conductors

This event will showcase the polished ensemble playing and gifted individual talents of the students, faculty, and ensembles in the School of Music. The variety of exceptionally diverse musical offerings at WMU will be thread together into an uninterrupted montage of ever-changing sights and sounds. A brass ensemble shifts to a woodwind consort, a symphonic band morphs into a symphony orchestra, a vocal soloist expands to a full choir, computer-generated sounds take a quantum leap to music from the 1600s, vocal jazz becomes instrumental, exotic percussion contrasts with delicately feminine voices, and a tiny chamber ensemble grows to a gargantuan marching band. Sure to be fun and entertaining, the Showcase is definitely family friendly. You won’t want to miss this!

University Symphonic Band
Sunday, February 19, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Laura Zilhaver, Graduate Assistant Conductor
Nora Lewis, Faculty Oboe Soloist

Program:
John Philip Sousa - Easter Monday on the White House Lawn
David Maslanka – Traveler
Jennifer Higdon – Concerto for Oboe
Florent Schmitt - Dionysiaques

University Concert Band
Monday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program TBA

University Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Western Winds: SCI Composers Conference
Friday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Scott Boerma and David Montgomery, Conductors

University Concert Band
Sunday, April 9, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program TBA

University Symphonic Band: Spring Conference on Wind & Percussion Music
Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and Steven Bryant, Conductors
Steven Bryant, Guest Composer/Conductor
Joseph Alessi, Guest Trombone Soloist

Program: 
Steven Bryant - In This Broad Earth
Robert Russell Bennett - Suite of Old American Dances
Steven Bryant - Concerto for Trombone