October 1 2007
This concert marks the return of ISU director of bands John Boyd, who spent the 2006-2007 academic year as a visiting professor at Singaporeâ€™s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Boyd served as the first full-time conductor of the Conservatoryâ€™s chamber winds ensemble and conducted the Philharmonic Winds of Singapore for two concerts.
The Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Boyd and graduate conductor Kevin Swift, will perform five selections, including Steve Rouseâ€™s â€œBlaze,â€ Satoshi Yagisawaâ€™s â€œMachu Picchu,â€ and John Phillips Sousaâ€™s â€œKing Cotton.â€
The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Randy Mitchell and graduate conductor Eric Drew, will perform five selections, including â€œKaddish,â€ by Frances McBeth; Percy Graingerâ€™s â€œShepardâ€™s Hey;â€ and Henry Fillmoreâ€™s â€œHis Honor.â€
The concert is free and open to the public. A reception hosted by Kappa Kappa Psi will follow. For more information, contact the music department at (812) 237-2771.
Contact: John Boyd, director of ISU Bands, (812) 237-2752, email@example.com
Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing (812) 237-3783, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indiana State University Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in Tilson Auditorium.