USA Bands Winter Concert Feb. 27

Posted on February 22, 2023 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

Pictured in concert is the USA Wind Ensemble. data-lightbox='featured'
USA Wind Ensemble

The USA Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will combine forces for a joint Winter Band Concert on Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The USA Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. William H. Petersen, and Dr. Robert D. Abend conducts the USA Symphony Band.  Amongst the works performed by the Symphony Band will be "Howls and Hymns" by Viet Cuong (featuring trombone soloist Dr. Arie VandeWaa), as well as "Overture for Winds" by Charles Carter while the Wind Ensemble will perform Alfred Reed's "Armenian Dances No. 1." Also of note is that Dr. Abend will guest conduct the Wind Ensemble in his transcription of R. Nathaniel Dett's "In the Bottoms," originally a work for piano.

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 card accepted presently). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. 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.

This concert is presently scheduled to appear on the USA Department of Music Live Stream page available on our website. Please check this linked site for more up-to-date information about watching this performance virtually --

For information about the Department of Music at the University of South Alabama, proceed to our website --

For information on how to become a member of the Musical Arts Society, visit our Musical Arts Series website at -- On that page, you'll see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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