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Enjoy an evening of traditional band music by APSU's Symphonic Band

Austin Peay State Universitys Symphonic Band presents an evening of traditional band music.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

Presented by the APSU Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the concert will be conducted by Andrea Brown, assistant director of bands and director of athletic bands.
Austin Peay State University's Symphonic Band presents an evening of traditional band music.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

Presented by the APSU Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the concert will be conducted by Andrea Brown, assistant director of bands and director of athletic bands.

The concert also will include guest conductors and Master of Music candidates Dan Salley, director of bands at Creekwood High School in White Bluff, and Melinda Grace, director of bands at Hopkins Middle School in Madisonville, Ky.

“This ensemble is a traditional ‘campus band,'” says Brown. “Its members are music majors, music minors, nonmusic majors, as well as music education majors on secondary instruments performing at a high level.”

“The Fire of Eternal Glory” by Dmitri Shostakovich and arranged by Timothy Rhea will be performed, as well as Michael Brand's “Angel of the North,” Hugh Stuart's “Three Ayres from Gloucester” and “Amparito Roca Spanish March” by Jaime Texidor.

Brown says, “The musical selections are a mixture of literature standards and new works by current band composers.”

The concert also will include works by Brian Balmages, Andrew Boysen Jr. and David Maslanka.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Symphonic Band will perform an additional concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 24 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

For more information, telephone Brown at (931) 221-6820. — Crissy Laubach-Young