Concerts and Events

2018-19

University Wind Symphony

Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Robert Spradling, Guest Conductor
Vincent Rubino, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program:
Higdon, Jennifer – Machine
Holst, Gustav – First Suite in E-Flat
Nelson, Ron – Aspen Jubilee
Perkins, Andrew David – Asylum
Dooley, Paul – Masks and Machines

University Symphonic Band

Monday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
John Leonard, Conductor
Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Program TBA

Bronco Marching Band: Season in Review

Sunday, Nov. 4, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Charge
John Leonard, Director 

Western Winds

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Charge
Scott Boerma, Conductor

Program:
Tilson Thomas, Michael – Street Song (for Symphonic Brass)
Hartmann, Emil – Serenade, Op. 43

 

University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and John Leonard, Conductors
Vincent Rubino and Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductors

Wind Symphony Program:
Bagley, Edwin – National Emblem
Welcher, Dan – Zion
Ploeger, Zachary – Symphony No. 1, mvt. 1
Bernstein, Leonard – Make Our Garden Grow, from “Candide”
Dello Joio, Norman – Variants on a Medieval Tune

University Concert Band

Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Mary Land, Conductor

Program TBA

University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m.
Holiday Concert
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and John Leonard, Conductors
Vincent Rubino and Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductors

Program TBA

Western Winds

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor

Program TBA

University Wind Symphony: WMUsic Showcase Spectacular

Saturday, Jan. 19, 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 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 Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Chenery Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma and John Leonard, Conductors
Vincent Rubino and Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductors

Wind Symphony Program:
Iannaccone, Anthony – After a Gentle Rain
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition

University Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
John Leonard and Mary Land, Conductors
Vincent Rubino and Robert Abend, Graduate Assistant Conductors

Program TBA

University Wind Symphony: Spring Conference on Wind & Percussion Music

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium, Free
Scott Boerma, Conductor
Carter Pann, Guest Composer/Conductor
Featuring Bradley Wong, Clarinet, and Henning Schröder, Saxophone

Program:
Boerma, Scott – Cityscape
Bernstein, Leonard – Profanation, from “Jeremiah Symphony”
Pann, Carter – Double Concerto (“Baroque”) for Clarinet and Saxophone