UW-Green Bay Music will present a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert featuring a special guest artist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 in the Cofrin Family (main) Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
Conducted by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Kevin Collins, the groups will be joined by guest artist Jeffrey Benedict, Professor Emeritus of Music at Cal State Los Angeles. Benedict, who still teaches at Cal State, has played professionally since 1972 and is highly regarded as both a jazz and classical saxophone performer and teacher. He has two jazz albums, numerous new works, a host of performance credits and many awards to his credit.
The UW-Green Bay Symphonic Band will perform first during the Oct. 18 show, kicking off with “A Tribute to Grainger” by Percy Aldridge Grainger. The group will then play “Suite Provencale” (Jan Van der Roost) and conclude with “Kirkpatrick Fanfare” (Andrew Boysen Jr.).
Following a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble will take the stage, beginning with a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner.” The ensemble will play “Xerxes”” (John Mackey) and “First Suite in E flat Op. 28 No. 1” (Gustav Holst) before concluding with “ ‘Taxim’ from Ode to Lord Buckley” (David Amram). Benedict will be the featured artist for the ensemble’s final piece.
Tickets for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.
Symphonic Band personnel are as follows: Flute: Beth Waldek, Allie Andres, Morgan Moe, Jennifer Lund, Emma Fay; Clarinet: Kennedy Kleingartner, Amelia Ford, Brianna Bodoh, Haley Jensson, Barbara Boyer, Mikayla Becherer, Jennifer Bahling; Bass Clarinet: Veronica Kasperek; Alto Saxophone: Alyssa Edges, Kevin Cervantes, Alycia Winters, Sheng Lor; Tenor Saxophone: Erica Hilbert, Amanda Dunn; Baritone Saxophone: Kyle Schneider; Horn: Michaela Moore, Kathi Arnold, Katrina Weber, Alysha Brooks, Andrew Sturm; Trumpet: Austin Ernst, Sam Osterberg, Evan Patton, Talor Sohr; Trombone: Matthew Albert, Nathan Marhefke, Joe Russett; Euphonium: Haley Jensson; Tuba: James Jones; Percussion: Isaiah Hernandez, Bruce Mckinney; Violoncello: Larissa Mickelson; String Bass: Jon Tabers-Kwak.
Wind Ensemble personnel are as follows: Flute: Payton Kronforst, Kailey Mucha (picc.), Laura Cortright, Alysha Brooks, Ashley Gutting; Clarinet: Lauren Paul, Rebekah Erdman, Heather Roberts, Kait Francois; Alto Saxophone: McKenna VanDerLeest, Kyle Hall, Kelton Jennings; Tenor Saxophone: Matt Hayes; Baritone Saxophone: Kyle Henrickson; Horn: Brandt Bailey, Molly Dederich, Shannon Swodzinski, Michaela Moore; Trumpet: Ryan Loining, James Block, Sam Osterberg, Mitchell Kanlasty; Trombone: Matthew Albert, Jacob Harper, Mallory Krueger; Bass Trombone: Alec Hasse; Euphonium: Cole Watkins, Paul Dugan; Tuba: Joe Russett, Tom Sielaff; Percussion: Lisa Ford, Jamie Rodgers, Jack VanBeek, Bobby Jo Majers, Kyle Sweeney, Michaela Hogan; String Bass: Jon Tabers-Kwak; Piano/Keyboard: Nicholas Saldaña.