SUU’s Wind Symphony Takes Stage

Nov 2 – Music rang through the halls of the Heritage Center Theater as Southern Utah University’s Wind Symphony performed Friday night.

“To be honest, this is an ambitious [concert] for us, but we’re excited,” said Band Director Adam Lambert as the concert began. “I programmed a lot of music that pushes us to the limit. It’s a tough program but I am so proud of them.”

The symphony performed several pieces of music, each one showing just how talented the performers were. Some pieces were more geared towards marching bands while others were more chorale oriented.

One piece, in particular, stood out from the others. It was the world premiere of Watson and the Shark, a piece composed by SUU’s very own Jacob Lee, an adjunct professor in the Music Department. The inspiration for this piece came from John Singleton Copley’s oil painting by the same name. The piece was well-received by the audience. Many members congratulated Professor Lee on a job well done.

“Once the dust settled, I knew that we had something special. We’re a really strong group,” Lambert explained. “I’ve learned so much from these students and I’m so happy I’ve been able to be a part of this.”

The wind symphony is open to students of all majors, all you have to do to join is audition at the beginning of the semester. For more information about SUU’s wind symphony, go to


Story by: Jessica Stagg
Photo by: Jessica Stagg