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SFA bands to present free outdoor concert

April 22, 2009 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University bands will present a free "Concert in the Park" at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, on the lawn between the Wright Music Building and the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

Beginning at 1 p.m., Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, honorary band service fraternity and sorority, will be selling $5 hamburger plates that include a hamburger, chips and a drink.

"We invite the SFA and Nacogdoches community to come join us for some great music by all four bands," said Fred J. Allen, SFA director of bands.

The concert will open with the University Band, directed by David W. Campo, SFA associate director of bands, and Jerry Gonzalez, graduate assistant from Garland.

Under the direction of Brett A. Richardson, SFA assistant director of bands, the Symphonic Band will play Percy Grainger's "Mock Morris" and Robert Bigelow's "Our Director March."

Campo will again take the podium as he directs the Wind Symphony in a program that includes John Philip Sousa's "Pride of the Wolverines."

The SFA Wind Ensemble will close the concert with David Lambert, 2009 inductee into the SFASU Band Directors Hall of Fame, directing the band in Joseph Wagner's "Under the Double Eagle" and Allen directing Ron Nelson's "Rocky Point Holiday" and Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be presented in Room 121 of the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Dr.

The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. For more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.