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Wind Symphony to perform band concert November 15

ISSUED: 7 November 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Wind Symphony will present a variety of wind band literature as interpreted by a new generation of conductors and Dr. Scott Hippensteel, associate professor of music and director of instrumental music, on Tuesday, November 15, at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater.

The concert costs $10, general admission; $5 for faculty, staff, seniors, alumni, and those age 18 and under; and is free to Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID. Admission and seating are on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations are not taken. The box office opens one hour prior to the performance.

Selections include “Nobles of the Mystic Shrine” by John Philip Sousa; “Among the Clouds” by Brian Balmages; “Cakewalk” from the Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett; “Nitro” by Frank Ticheli; “Elegy For A Young American,” a solemn tribute to JFK from Ronald Lo Presti; “Urban Dances” by Erik Morales; “Awakening Hills” by Richard Saucedo; “Undertow” by John Mackey; “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen; and “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst.

Student conductors for this performance are Graham Blair, Keedysville, Maryland; Chase Remsburg, Boonsboro, Maryland; Rachel Termohlen, Jefferson, Maryland; Kia Jones and Ashleigh Stottlemyer, both of Frederick, Maryland; Emily Ciaccio, Baltimore, Maryland; Kayla Starr, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; and Blair Boscolo, Greencastle, Pennsylvania. After completing two semesters of conducting, these students have carefully selected music, studied their scores, written program notes, developed rehearsal strategies, and rehearsed the ensemble.

For more information about the concert, call 304-876-5555 or visit

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