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Wind Symphony will perform wind band concert November 20

ISSUED: 7 November 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Wind Symphony will present a variety of wind band pieces as interpreted by a new generation of conductors and Shepherd University Director of Instrumental Music Dr. Scott Hippensteel on Thursday, November 20 at 8 p.m., in the Frank Center Theater.

Program selections include “An American Overture” by Joseph Willcox Jenkins; “Solas Ane” by Samuel Hazo; a chorale setting of “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre; “The Liberty Bell” march by John Philip Sousa; “Metroplex” by Robert Sheldon; “English Folk Song Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; “Sundance” by Frank Ticheli; “Themes from Greenbushes” and “Irish Tune from County Derry” by Percy Grainger; “Dusk” by Steven Bryant; “Xerxes” by John Mackey; “An Original Suite” by Gordon Jacob; “Puszta” by Jan Van der Roost’s; and “The Billboard March” by¬† John Klohr.

Student conductors for this performance are music major seniors Rachel Bani, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; Sarah Ciaccio, Baltimore, Maryland; Ashley Gayman, Pleasant Hall, Pennsylvania; Hannah Geerlings, Kathleen Houle, and Taylor Kirschling, all of Frederick, Maryland; Ian Karraker, Boynton Beach, Florida; Michael Kincaid, Gerrardstown; Nathan Krevey, Waldorf, Maryland; Matthew Lind, Thurmont, Maryland; Justin Loizos, Bunker Hill; and Ryan Stewart, Hagerstown, Maryland.

After completing two semesters of conducting, these students have selected music, studied the scores, written program notes, developed rehearsal strategies, and rehearsed the ensemble.

The Wind Symphony concert is $10 for general admission; $5 for faculty, staff, seniors, alumni, and those age 18 and under; and free to Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID and Friends of Music MAC Cardholders. Admission and seating is on a first-come first-served basis, and reservations are not taken. The box office opens one hour prior to the performance. For more information call 304-876-5555 or visit

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