Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble Winter Concert February 21

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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USA Wind Ensemble

USA's Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble will join forces to present their annual Winter Band Concert on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Join Dr. Jason Rinehart and the Symphony Band as they take you on a musical journey around the world. Music that represents Ireland, England, America, Indonesia, and Spain are a few of the places to which you will be transported. Join us for this free trip around the world, with no need for extra air fare or frequent flyer miles!

The USA Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. William H. Petersen, will present three works symbolic of the wind band's diverse heritage. Their portion of the concert will open with John Philip Sousa's "King Cotton," one of the March King's most famous works. Following "King Cotton" the Wind Ensemble will travel to England to perform Gustav Holst's masterpiece "Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo." The concert will close with American composer Michael Daugherty's "Red Cape Tango" from his immensely popular Metropolis Symphony

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 and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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