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SFA bands to present annual 'Concert in the Park'

April 23, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University bands will present the annual "Concert in the Park" at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, on the lawn in front of the Wright Music Building.

Performing will be the University Band, directed by graduate students Lucas Halley and Dwight Watson; the Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Tamey Anglley assistant director of bands at SFA; and the Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. David W. Campo, associate director of bands. The Wind Ensemble, directed by Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA, will perform later that day at 5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The University Band will perform "Kirkpatrick Fanfare" by Andrew Boysen Jr., as well as other selections, while the Symphonic Band will play "Overture for Winds" by Charles Carter, "The Liberty Bell" by John Philip Sousa and "Feuerfest" by Josef Strauss, son of famed Viennese composer Johann Strauss. The Wind Symphony will close the concert with "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth Alford and selected movements from "Suite of Old American Dances" by Robert Russell Bennett.

The "Concert in the Park" setting was created by SFA Director of Bands Emeritus Melvin B. Montgomery. Admission is free. Beginning at 1 p.m., Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, honorary band service fraternity and sorority, will sell $5 hamburger plates that include a burger, chips and drink.

For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu/.