Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-03-05

The Samford University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present an evening of American-themed music Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. Samford director of bands Dr. James J. Smisek will conduct. The public is invited free of charge.

The 41-piece Symphonic Band will play Jim Curnow's Fanfare Prelude on "God of our Fathers" (the National Hymn), Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Harvest Hymn," David R. Holsinger's "At the Strongholds of En Gedi," and Edwin Franko Goldman's "The Chimes of Liberty."

The 39-member Wind Ensemble will play Henry Fillmore's "Americans We," John Zdechlik's "Chorale and Shaker Dance," Robert Russell Bennett's "Suite of Old American Dances," and Joseph Willcox Jenkins' "American Overture."

Harpist Kaitlyn Crocker will perform during intermission.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.