USA Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band Fall Concert Sep 30 at Laidlaw

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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On Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m., the University of South Alabama Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will open the 2014 student ensemble performance season with a combined concert of new and classic wind band works on the Recital Hall stage of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center.

The Symphony Band, under the baton of Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Michael Phillips, will open the concert with American Fanfare by James Stephenson followed by Medium Funk Prelude by Paul Richards, Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Elliot Del Borgo.   Following a brief intermission, the USA Wind Ensemble and their conductor, Dr. William Petersen, will take the stage beginning with Frank Ticheli's Nitro, followed by Vaughan Williams Toccata Marziale, and Jonathan Newman's Moon by Night. The concert will conclude with the incomparable finale of Kalinnikov's Symphony No. 1, transcribed for wind band by Glenn Cliffe Bainum.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call (251) 460-7116 or email Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at and click on "events" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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