NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the annual Concert in the Park Sunday, April 29, in the wooded area along Vista Drive and in front of the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and is free to the public.
All four SFA concert bands will perform. Opening the concert will be the University Band, under the direction of David Campo, associate director of bands, and graduate assistant Brandon Beavers.
The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, will follow with a performance of “Vesuvius” by Frank Ticheli. Graduate student Gary Jones will conduct “Chant and Jubilo” by W. Francis McBeth.
The Wind Symphony, also directed by Campo, will perform the Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst.
The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Fred J. Allen, director of bands, will close the concert and will perform four pieces, including the exciting overture “Folk Festival” by the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. The band will also perform the official march of the United States of America, “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” by John Philip Sousa.
A meeting of the Lumberjack Band Alumni Association will be held in the Band Hall following the concert.
Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, honorary band service fraternity and sorority, will sell hamburger plates beginning at 1 p.m. Plates are $5 each and will include a burger, chips and beverage.
For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or visit http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/.