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Michael Markowski will be the featured composer at the 50th Annual Spring Conference on Wind and Percussion Music, held on the campus of Western Michigan University on April 19, 2018. Markowski will work with both the University Symphonic Band and the Michael Markowski All-Star Band prior to their conference-closing concert at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium. The Symphonic Band will also premiere a new Markowski work commissioned by the Delta Iota chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in honor of the conference’s 50th anniversary.

The day-long event will include performances and master classes by WMU faculty and student soloists and ensembles. Also featured will be afternoon performances by the following high school bands:

  • Three Rivers High School Symphony Band – Bryan VanToll, Conductor
  • Portage Central High School Symphonic Band – Patrick and Renee Flynn, Conductors