Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2002-03-14

The Samford University Wind Ensemble will present a concert of "Americana" music Thursday (March 21) at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

The program will include "American Overture for Band" by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins; "Americans We" by Henry Fillmore; "Third Suite" by Barry Kopetz; "Angel Band" by Walter Hartley; "Shenandoah" by Frank Ticheli; "Blue Bells of Scotland," arranged by Arthur Pryor; and "New England Triptych" by William Shumann.

Dr. Jon Remley directs the 38-member concert band.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.