High school student musicians, selected through auditions across the state, attend and perform in the all-state bands, choir and orchestra.
Each year, university ensembles perform concerts during the conference, which are open free to the public. Joining McNeese’s Wind Symphony are Centenary College’s Choir and Northwestern State University’s Jazz Orchestra.
The Wind Symphony will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Crowne Plaza. The program will feature: “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey; “The Gum-Suckers” March by Percy Grainger; “Idyll” by Steven Bryant; “Pop Copy” by Scott McAllister; and an original fanfare composed for this event by William G. Rose, McNeese associate professor of music.