SUU Wind Symphony Partners with Cedar and Canyon View High Schools

Published: March 14, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Category: Arts

Wind Symphony with Cedar and Canyon View High School BandsThe SUU Wind Symphony will perform with Cedar High School and Canyon View High School in the SUU Wind Symphony/High Schools Bands Combined Concert on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in the Canyon View High School Theater. These three bands will present an entertaining performance of talent and skill for the community. This event is free and open to the public.

David Jordan, Director of Bands and Orchestras at Canyon View High School, shares, “I have been teaching high school band for 22 years. Canyon View High School band has been involved in this type of concert for about seven or eight years. It's a great opportunity to share the stage with Cedar High and SUU bands. It's also a great way to help us prepare for our region assessment.”

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.

Keith Sorenson, Director of Bands at Cedar High School, says, “It's important for students to play in this concert for many reasons. Among them, it helps us to stay connected as a Cedar City community. We have a great respect for Canyon View and SUU, and it reminds us that we have so much in common. It's important to support each other's efforts to create great music and art. I also want my students to see the great things happening with the SUU bands, and have a desire to keep making music once they graduate from high school. We will participate by performing three pieces in the concert. We are bringing our Symphonic Band (the flagship ensemble from our program), which consists of about 65 students. We want our respective audiences to hear the other schools' bands, and we want to give our students more quality performance opportunities. And while it might sound trite or idealistic, we're literally trying to make the world a better place through music. That's what we do.”

Support our local high schools and Southern Utah University by attending the SUU Wind Symphony/High Schools Bands Combined Concert on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in the Canyon View High School Theater. For more information about arts events at SUU, please visit www.suu.edu/arts.

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 over 900 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), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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