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April 2004

Release Date: April 16, 2004

ASU Band Concert Promises a Summer Breeze of Music

The Angelo State University Bands, including the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, will present "Light Winds: A Pops Concert for Band" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the University Auditorium.

The concert, open free to the public, will recreate the thrill of a performance in a city park on a lazy summer day with both show music and some classic American marches.

The program will include medleys from "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins" as well as John Williams' movie score to "The Cowboys," British composer Percy Grainger's settings of "Danny Boy" and "Shepherd's Hey."

Other numbers will include arrangements of folk dances by classical composers Antonin Dvorak and Dmitri Shostakovich plus two marches by John Philip Sousa, "The High School Cadets" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever," perhaps the best-known march in the world.

Dr. David Scott, director of bands at ASU, will conduct both the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band during the concert.

Scott said the performance will bring to a close another successful musical year for the ASU Bands. Through performances at ASU football and basketball games as well as at campus and area concerts, thousands of people enjoyed their musical talents and showmanship this year. Scott said Thursday's concert will be an entertaining conclusion to the performance year.

The band program at ASU involves more than 100 campus musicians, representing majors as varied as elementary education, accounting, biology, animal science, psychology, computer science and music.

For more information on the concert, please call the ASU Department of Art and Music office at 942-2085.