Band Season

Welcome to the University Bands 2018-19 concert season. We have two performing ensembles: Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. Dr. Andy Collinsworth conducts both.

The season includes three full-length concerts and three free mini-performances as part of the annual Wind Band and Orchestra Festival on March 6-8.

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Weill Hall
Forces of Destiny Andy Collinsworth, Conductor Reed Chamberlin, Guest Conductor Kim Mieder, Guest Conductor

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform in concert featuring an eclectic set of music that compels the spirit and stirs the imagination. We invite you to join us to experience Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino, John Mackey’s Aurora Awakes, Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dance from West Side Story, and more! May the force be with you!View Event Details

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Weill Hall
Strictly Classics Andy Collinsworth, Conductor Kim Mieder, Guest Conductor Antonio Thomas, Student Conductor

It’s strictly the classics, as the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform a variety of classic literature and transcriptions for wind band. Scheduled works to be performed include Richard Franko Goldman’s transcription of Bach’s glorious Fantasia in G Major , Gordon Jacob’s William Byrd Suite , Percy Grainger’s Molly on the Shore , Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances , and much more!View Event Details

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - Thursday, March 7, 2019

SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

7th Annual Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival

Weill Hall
Symphonic Wind Ensemble Andy Collinsworth, Conductor Kathleen Reynolds, Flute Symphony Orchestra Alexander Kahn, Conductor Weill Hall

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will perform as part of the SSU Music Department’s annual Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival. The Sonoma Invitational Festival is a non-competitive, non-rated festival, with emphases on musical artistry and education. Now in its 6 th year, the festival will feature performances from over 50 high school bands and orchestras from throughout California. Ensembles receive a 30-minute performance slot in Weill Hall, followed by a 30-minute clinic from one of our distinguished panel...View Event Details

Friday, May 10, 2019

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Weill Hall

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band give their final concert of the season, featuring music for woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments.View Event Details