Concert Celebrates SUU Wind Symphony Successes

Published: April 16, 2018 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Read Time: 2 minutes

Wind symphony performingThe SUU Music Masterworks Series rounds out the year with the Wind Symphony Concert on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets are $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. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show or online at

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands and Brass Studies at SUU, said, “The Wind Symphony Concert on April 20th at the Heritage Center Theater will finish off a highly successful year, from performing at the Utah Music Educators Conference (an invitation extended by audition), performing alongside band alumni in October, performing for 136 high school students from 18 different schools at the SUU High School Honor Band, performing alongside Cedar High and Canyon View High School bands in a combined concert in March, then culminating with a Southern California tour at high schools and colleges throughout that area, including California State University, Fullerton and Citrus College. The concert will include a piece titled ‘Aurora Awakes’. This piece by John Mackey is truly an experience for students and audience. It has proven to be a favorite with its amazing imagery of the Northern Lights. In contrast, programmed is a piece that’s just sheer fun...more cowbell!” 

Mallory Barlow, sophomore Flute Performance major from Kaysville, Utah, said, “Preparing for this concert has taught me to never give up. The music may seem daunting at first, but through practice, dedication and hard work it turns into something familiar and beautiful.”

Angie Hanks, a junior Music Education major from West Valley City, Utah, said, “Come to the concert to experience the different types of music we have to offer in the music department.” 

The Wind Symphony just completed a tour to Southern California. Dr. Lambert said of the experience, “The Wind Symphony tour to Southern California was a highly successful tour for our group. We performed for nearly the entire music department at Citrus College. The next day we combined with two highly successful high school bands for a concert. Both Birmingham Charter Community High School and Granada Hills Charter High School have enrollments of 3,500 and 4,900 students respectively. The two high schools and the SUU Wind Symphony shared the concert for an amazing evening of Wind Band music. The next day we enjoyed a performance/clinic with Director of Bands at CSUF Dustin Barr. Students finished off the tour attending a performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Disney Hall.” 

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