Sounds like a Homecoming: Alumni Band Concert

Published: October 10, 2013 | Read Time: 2 minutes

The sounds of SUU’s annual Homecoming celebration will be richer and bolder this year with the Department of Music’s first SUU Alumni Band Concert. This special one-night event featuring members of the SUU Wind Symphony — past and present — will be held on Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Cedar City’s Heritage Center Theater.

Drawing from SUU’s nationwide Alumni Association, former students of the SUU Wind Symphony were invited to join current members for a grand concert featuring popular American music, conducted by the SUU band director, Dr. Adam Lambert. Nearly sixty alumni responded and, at date, 40 have committed to coming back to campus to perform this weekend. Alumni and current students combined, the concert features an ensemble of nearly ninety musicians.

Looking forward this first-time event, Lambert says he is thrilled to be spearheading such a joyous musical reunion. "I have enjoyed getting to know former members of the SUU Wind Symphony, many of whom are now music directors themselves. This should be a great event.”

The evening’s program showcases the SUU Alumni Band performing a variety of popular American favorites. Highlights include four of John Philip Sousa’s all-time classics, Stars and Stripes Forever, The Washington Post, The Thunderer and The Liberty Bell March. Additional program selections are Frank White Meacham’s American Patrol, Euday L. Bowman’s Twelfth Street Rag and a series of traditional American folk hymns. 

Tickets are moderately priced at just $6 for adults, $4 for SUU faculty/staff and $3 for youth. SUU students are admitted free with a valid I.D.

Bringing the two groups together in celebration of the inaugural Homecoming performance, the Department of Music will host a reception for current and former students immediately following the concert. For further information, contact Dr. Lambert at

The first SUU Alumni Band Concert promises to be a highly entertaining and nostalgic experience that is not to me missed. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at 435-865-8800, or visit

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