From Classics to Chaos Will Captivate Cedar City

Published: March 16, 2017 | Author: Ashley Pollock | Read Time: 2 minutes

Wind SymphonyFor the first time in the history of SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts, the Department of Music will be partnering with Cedar High School and Canyon View High School bands to present From Classics to Chaos. The concert will be held in the Heritage Center Theater on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Southern Utah University faculty, staff, and students are free with a valid ID card. Faculty and staff IDs are allowed one guest. They can be purchased at the door the night of the show or online at

The Department of Music hopes to make this an annual event. It will join the Piano Monster Concert and High School Honor Band Concert in providing community members more opportunities to collaborate with SUU.

Adam Lambert, Director of Bands at Southern Utah University, said, “The concert will be a first for us, as we will be sharing the stage with bands from Cedar and Canyon View high schools. Fairest of the Fair, by John Philip Sousa will be the grand finale. Both Cedar High School, under the direction of Steve Shirts, and Canyon View High School, directed by David Jordan, have excellent band programs. It will be a privilege to perform with them.”

SUU students benefit from collaborating with musicians of all levels. Students learn how to mentor those musicians who are younger and grow as they rehearse with their peers and professionals. 

Shianne Ogzewalla, a junior from West Jordan, Utah, said, “Those moments when the band feels so connected and the feeling that we sounded truly professional inspires me to try harder to achieve those moments. It truly makes us play better to look out and not only see our family and friends in the audience but also members of the community who came to hear us play not because they know any of us, but because they just genuinely enjoy music. It's a thing that connects us all.”

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