SUU and High School Bands Bring Positivity Through Concert

Published: March 16, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

SUU Wind SymphonyWith safety precautions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual performances have been a positive point in the students’ lives at SUU. The SUU Music Department will live stream an engaging performance by the SUU Wind Symphony with featured guests, the Cedar High School and Canyon View High School symphonic bands. The concert will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. to view this performance, visit

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands, shares, “The SUU Wind Symphony is excited to perform alongside our two neighboring high schools. Both schools have flourishing band programs with excellent directors. David Jordan has built an outstanding program at Canyon View and is well-respected among other music educators around the state. His bands are top contenders at every event and competition they participate in. Cedar High, under the direction of Keith Sorensen, is no different. Keith has kept the tradition of excellence alive and the bands at Cedar continue to be among the strongest in Utah. It's a real honor to share this concert with them and their amazing students.”

The SUU Wind Symphony is an auditioned ensemble comprised of the top wind and percussion students at SUU. The ensemble is committed to the performance of the highest quality contemporary and traditional works in the wind band repertoire. Innovative concerts, adventurous programming, and high-level music-making are the hallmarks of this select ensemble.

Aria Williams, senior tuba performance major from Gardnerville, Nevada, says, “The SUU Wind Symphony strives for the most professional and mature sound that we can possibly muster which has shown through time and time again. There have definitely been obstacles as we've worked on this concert. COVID-19 has made us very conscientious of how we run rehearsals; we do a lot of small group rehearsals to limit how many people are in one room. Oftentimes, sectional leaders are responsible for running rehearsals for their small section so when we come together as a group, it sounds cohesive. We only have a couple days of full ensemble rehearsal for each concert so it is important that each individual puts in the work so it can fit together seamlessly.”

Enjoy the epic collaboration of SUU Wind Symphony and local high school bands on Monday, March 22, 2021. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 800 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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