SUU’s Wind Symphony will grace the stage with their “Stampede” performance on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children while SUU students, faculty and staff enter for free with a valid ID.
This auditioned ensemble has recently gained some high recognition. They have been invited to perform at the Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA) convention in February. The Wind Symphony is made up of the top wind and percussion students at SUU and earned this invitation after submitting their 2017 spring concert to the UMEA board.
Adam Lambert, director of bands at SUU, said this upcoming performance is in preparation for their February performance and features some special guests.
“We have also invited The Red Rocks Singers to join us on a beautiful piece titled ‘Seal Lullaby,’ which will also feature our new adjunct professor, Jacob Lee.”
Certain members of the ensemble are not taking this opportunity for granted, remembering the hard work they put in will only get showcased a few times a semester.
Knowing that one person alone doesn’t make the show, freshman music major Aria Williams from Minden, NV, has come to some realizations through tons of rehearsals. “… We are all part of a team and we have to be accountable to each other for the success of the group.”
Colton Gordon for SUU News