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McNeese Hosts Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Concert

April 9, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present the McNeese Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony in a free spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. 

The concert will
include a special guest performance by the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Wind
Ensemble, which will perform under the direction of McNeese alumnus Jose Ochoa.

The symphonic band, under the direction of
Dr. Jay Sconyers, will perform a program titled “American
Connections.” Works featured are John Phillip Sousa’s tribute to
President Garfield titled “In Memoriam” and his “Fairest of the Fair,” John
William’s music from the movie “Lincoln,” which will feature associate
professor of music Dave Scott on trumpet, and Andrew Boysen Jr.’s “Fantasy on a
Theme of John Phillip Sousa.”  

The wind symphony, under the direction of Dr. Jay Jacobs,
will perform three works that feature a mythological connection. Works
featured are Silvestre Revueltas’s “Sensemayá,” Scott McAllister’s work “Love
Songs” and Frank Ticheli’s “Symphony No. 2.”

The concert will also include a performance by the McNeese Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Scott.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at