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February 2004

Release Date: February 25, 2004

ASU Bands to Take 'Fast Track' in Concert March 2

The Angelo State University bands, including the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, will present "The Fast Track" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the University Auditorium on the ASU campus.

The concert is free to the public and the concert title reflects the fun, fast music for winds represented on the program. The Symphonic Band program will include "American Fanfare" by John Wasson, "Early One Morning" by Percy Grainger, "Chorale and Shaker Dance" by John Zdechlik" and "Sea Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The Wind Ensemble will perform "Ride" by Sam Hazo, "Serenade" by Derek Bourgeois, "Equus" and "Sleep" by Eric Whitacre, "Traffic" by Ned Rorem, and three quick-step marches, "Them Basses" by G.H. Huffine, "Americans We" by Henry Fillmore and "Galop" by Alfred Reed.

The concert will also serve as the Wind Ensemble's home performance before leaving for a tour of West Texas. The ensemble will perform at six different area high schools over a two-day period.

ASU's band program includes more than 100 of the finest instrumentalists on campus. Students from virtually every major on campus are represented, including elementary education, accounting, biology, animal science, journalism, computer science and music.

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

For more information on concerts, the ASU Bands or any other performing organization at Angelo State, please call the Department of Art and Music at 942-2085.