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Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony

Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony

(April 29, 2016) The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present the McNeese Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony in a free spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

The concert will have a “South of the Border” theme, featuring music by 20th and 21st century American composers. The conductors will be Tim McMillen and Jay N. Jacobs, director of bands at McNeese.

Works to be performed include: “Amparito Roca” by Jamie Texidor; “Mexican Folk Fantasy” by Frank Erickson; “Processional From Viva Mexico” by John J. Morrissey; “Danzon” by Leonard Bernstein; “Baron Cimetiére’s Mambo” by Donald Grantham; and “La Fiesta Mexicana” by H. Owen Reed.

Guest conductor Dr. Chip Birkner, assistant director of bands at the University of Florida, will conduct a work by composer Wayne Oquin titled “Affirmation,” which is about a journey through conflicting emotions of the human existence such as love and loss, darkness and light.
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