VSU Wind Ensemble Performs Monday

September 20, 2012

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Wind Ensemble Performs Monday

VALDOSTA -- Conducted by Eric E. Bradshaw, Valdosta State University’s Wind Ensemble will perform “When East Meets West” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in Whitehead Auditorium. Admission is free of charge.

The program features Yo Goto’s “A Prelude to a Shining Day,” Robert Russell Bennett’s “Autobiography for Band,” Bernard Rogers’ “Three Japanese Dances,” Samuel Augustus Ward’s “America the Beautiful,” Toshio Mashima’s “A Symphonic Poem ‘Taiwan,’” Steven Bryant’s “The Marbled Midnight Mile,” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” There will be a brief intermission after the Rogers’ piece.

Wind Ensemble members are:

Piccolo -- Theresa Griffith of Stone Mountain

Flute -- Karlee Norton of Valdosta, Emily Reed of Fortson, Kerry Murphy of Snellville

Oboe -- Chelsea Slagor of Cumming, Garry Urbina of Managua, Nicaragua, Thomas Tippins of Patterson

Bassoon -- John Pope of Washington, Tyler Johnson of Valdosta

Clarinet -- Paul Johns of Bainbridge, Alexa Luper of Perry, Erin Whalley of Marietta

Bass Clarinet -- Alyssa Bell of Brunswick

Alto Saxophone -- Shiree Williams of Waycross, Emmanuel Johnson of Leesburg

Tenor Saxophone -- Landan Frazier of Leesburg

Baritone Saxophone -- Lea Bisanz of Brunswick

Piano -- Vicorie Brown of Morrow

Celeste -- Valerie Holton of Valdosta

Trumpet -- Eduardo Machado of Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sage Kahn of Valdosta, Brian Summerlin of Lumber City, Teal Ewer of Moultrie, Deborahlea Smith of Folkston, Brittany Lofton of Waycross

Horn -- Kristen Johns of Valdosta, Cecelia Stevens of Winder, Taylor York of Flintstone, Marissa Bull of Lakeland

Trombone -- Chandler Hill of Adel, Justin Long of Rincon, Joshua Watford of Cordele

Bass Trombone -- Zach Jones of Waycross

Euphonium -- Daniel Raybon of Valdosta

Tuba -- Curtis Thornton of Lakeland, Billy Robinson of Warner Robins, Gregory Kulkosky of Bonaire, Jean-Marcel Scutt of Fayetteville

Percussion -- Nancy Davis of Thomasville, Tyrone Tarplin of Decatur, Johnathan Thomas of Toccoa, Paul Campiglia of Valdosta

Timpani -- Jamie Richardson of Waycross

String Bass -- Jared McLeroy of Acworth

VSU’s Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. It boasts a faculty of active performers, scholars, conductors, clinicians, and adjudicators throughout the region and offers a range of instrumental and vocal performing ensembles, open to all university students.

The Department of Music presents over 200 musical performances for the public each year. Upcoming events include the Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, a faculty chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and a student recital at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Whitehead Auditorium is located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, which is located at the intersection Brookwood Drive and Patterson Street.

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