SWOSU Wind Ensemble Performs Friday


The SWOSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by James South, will present a concert this Friday, February 18, on the Weatherford campus.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the SWOSU campus. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

The Wind Ensemble is the top concert band at SWOSU and was honored earlier this year by their selection to perform at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Convention in Tulsa. The OMEA performance was on January 21, and Friday’s concert will feature the music performed in that concert as well as additional selections.

The concert will include music from the 16th century to the 21st century. Selections will include Sonata Octavi Toni by Giovanni Gabrieli, composed in 1597 for double brass choir; Colours by Roger Cichy, composed in 1997; Ave Verum Corpus by W. A. Mozart, composed in the late 18th century; Armenian Dances by Aram Khatchaturian, composed in 1932; Dance Toccata by Frederick Speck, composed in 2003; and Ride by Samuel Hazo, composed in 2002.

Other music on the concert will include To Our Blue Jackets by Franz von Blon, edited by SWOSU band director emeritus James Jurrens; and two selections by Percy Grainger, The Nightingale and the Two Sisters and Shepherd’s Hey.

Members of the ensemble are: Flute—Amanda Desadier, Walters; Nicole Moody, Oklahoma City; Bethany Crittendon, Lawton. Oboe—Christen Spaeth, Altus; Annette Wojciechowsky, El Reno. Clarinet—Tiffany Chargualaf, Altus; Sarah Divelbiss, Bartlesville; Adam Knight, El Reno; Yolanda Lackey, Lawton; Anna MacDonald, Walters; Joy Unruh, Meno; Michael Utesch, Moore; Bass Clarinet—Lauren Taylor, Stroud. Contra Alto Clarinet—Michael Chancey, Moore. Alto Saxophone—Eric Pennello, Lawton; Adriel Reynolds, Lawton . Tenor Saxophone—Carl Spaeth, Harrah. Baritone Saxophone—Nadalin Mendoza, Porter, TX; Horn—Lindsey Edmonds, Enid; Stephenie Keil, Clinton; A.J. Stegall, Cordell; Miranda Valley, Cushing. Trumpet—Joseph Donley, Chickasha; Elisa Endres, Gainesville, TX; Adrian Gómez, Kingfisher; Nicholas Lindley, Cordell; Christina McClane, Bridge Creek; Spencer Strand, El Reno. Trombone—Daniel Bonnin, Lawton; Thomas Cortes, Moore; David Hagan, Ochelata; Tyler Miller, Weatherford; Nathan Rapson, Del City; Michael Tidwell, Lawton. Euphonium—Adam Frame, Pauls Valley; Rico Rivera, Moore. Tuba—Lane Folds, Duncan; Tim Martin, Woodward; Chris Roland, Altus. Percussion—Jonathan Anzaldua, Tulia, TX; Brady Fain, Norman; Robert Miller, Lawton; Jeremy Parr, Chickasha; Zacharia Rupp, El Reno; Daren Stamper, Lawton.