The Wind Ensemble (or, shall we call it Concert Band – we continue to field 40 plus players) continues in 2015-16 under the inspired and energetic direction of Kyle Tupper. He will be assisted by Michael Farley, fresh from a year long sabbatical. Works will be selected from all ends of the spectrum but may include an original suite from South Pacific by Dr. Farley.
Auditions will be held on Thursday, August 27 and Tuesday, September 1 from 4:30-6 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
The audition will consist of three components: a prepared piece of 1-2 minutes in length, scale knowledge, and a sight-reading excerpt.
Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, with the first rehearsal on Thursday, September 3.
The concert will be Thursday, November 19 at 8 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
A word from Mr. Tupper:
It is my intent and hope to give all of those that play in the ensemble my very best effort. All I ask in return is that you give your best musically and push yourself to be the best musician you can be. If we both work towards this goal then the semester will no doubt be a wonderful, musical success.
For questions or further information, contact Kyle Tupper, director.