Concerts and Events

2017-18
 

University Symphonic Band
Sunday, October 15, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor
featuring PRISM Quartet

Program:
John Philip Sousa/ed. Fennell – Manhattan Beach
Roshanne Etezady – Anahita
William Schuman – George Washington Bridge
William Bolcom – Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Band

University Concert Band
Monday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program TBA

Western Winds
Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

Program TBA

Bronco Marching Band: Season in Review
Sunday, November 5, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
David Montgomery, Director

Program TBA

University Symphonic Band and Concert Band
Sunday, November 19, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and David Montgomery, Conductors
Yu-Lien The, Piano
John Leonard and Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductors

Symphonic Band program:
Leonard Bernstein/trans. Grundman – Overture to “Candide”
Gustav Holst – Hammersmith
David Maslanka – Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Wind Ensemble
Percy Aldridge Grainger – Colonial Song
Percy Aldridge Grainger – Gum-Suckers March

Western Winds
Tuesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor

Program TBA

University Symphonic Band: WMUsic Showcase Spectacular
Friday, February 16, 8 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

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 threaded 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 18, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
David Montgomery, Guest Conductor

Program:
Joan Tower – Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 2
Gustav Holst – Hammersmith
Roshanne Etezady – Anahita
Lisa Coons – (Title TBA) World Premiere workshop
Kristin Kuster – Lost Gulch Lookout
Percy Aldridge Grainger – Colonial Song
Percy Aldridge Grainger – Gum-Suckers March

University Concert Band
Monday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor
Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program TBA

University Concert Band: CBDNA N. Central Div. Conference
Friday, February 23, 10:15 a.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Conductor

Program TBA

University Symphonic Band: CBDNA N. Central Div. Conference
Friday, February 23, 8:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductors
David Montgomery, Guest Conductor      

Program:
Joan Tower – Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 2
Gustav Holst – Hammersmith
Roshanne Etezady – Anahita
Lisa Coons – (Title TBA) World Premiere
Kristin Kuster – Lost Gulch Lookout
Percy Aldridge Grainger – Colonial Song
Percy Aldridge Grainger – Gum-Suckers March

University Concert Band with Portage Central H.S. Symphonic Band
Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
David Montgomery, Patrick Flynn, Renee Flynn, Conductors
Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program TBA

University Symphonic Band: Spring Conference on Wind & Percussion Music
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Michael Markowski, Guest Composer
John Leonard, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program:
John Williams/trans. Hunsberger – Star Wars Trilogy
Aaron Copland – Variations on a Shaker Melody
Michael Markowski – (Title TBA) World Premiere
Karl L. King – Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite