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
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
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
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