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SFA bands to present free outdoor concert

April 19, 2012 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University bands will present a free "Concert in the Park" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the wooded area between the Baker Pattillo Student Center and the Wright Music 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 hamburger plates that include a hamburger, chips and a drink.

The University Band, conducted by Associate Director of Bands David W. Campo and graduate student Michelle King of Henderson, will open the concert with Randall Standridge's "Steel" and Karl L. King's "Coast Guards March."

The Symphonic Band, under the baton of Assistant Director of Bands Tamey Anglley, will then perform. Included in their selections will be "March of the Belgian Parachutists" by Pierre Leemans.

Among the pieces to be performed by Campo's Wind Symphony will be Paul Yoder's "Bobby's Blues," featuring SFA Professor of Trumpet Gary Wurtz.

The Wind Ensemble, conducted by SFA Director of Bands Fred J. Allen, will close the concert with Brant Karrick's "See Rock City" and John Philip Sousa's "Hands Across the Sea."

"This will be a great family event," said Allen. "Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and let us entertain you."

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Room 121 of the Wright Music Building. For more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.