Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-02-27

Scores of Samford University instrumental musicians will take to the stage Thursday, March 6, for the Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band concert. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

The 43-member Symphonic Band will present Karl King's "Hosts of Freedom March," Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Ye Banks and Braes O'Bonnie Doon," Julie Giroux-West's "Mystery on Mena Mountain," and Malcolm Arnold's "Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo."

The 42-member Wind Ensemble will present Paul Hindemith's "March from Symphonic Metamorphosis" and "Symphony in B-flat, Mvt. III," Grainger's "Molly on the Shore," Arnold's "Tam O'Shanter," and John Philip Sousa's "Semper Fidelis."

Dr. James Smisek, Samford director of bands, conducts both performing groups. The public is invited to the concert free of charge.

 
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.