Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

Saturday, February 16 | 7:30 p.m. (EST)

Download concert program: (PDF) Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

A pre-concert talk by Dr. Linda Pohly, professor of music history and musicology, will be given at 7 p.m. in Sursa Hall. A concert ticket is required for entry.

This concert will celebrate Black History Month with works by, for, and about African-Americans in the United States.

  • James David - Ghosts of the Old Year (Mvt. 2)
  • William Grant Still - Songs of Separation
  • featuring Rory Wallace, tenor
  • Kevin Day - A Hymn for Peace
  • Cynthia Johnston Turner, guest conductor
  • Valerie Coleman - Roma
  • Adophus Hailstork - American Guernica
  • Cynthia Johnston Turner, guest conductor
  • Michael Daugherty - Rosa Parks Boulevard
  • Evan Clifton, Catie Hickey, and Chris Van Hof, trombones
  • Omar Thomas - Come Sunday
    *consortium premiere performance

The Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Thomas Caneva, director of bands, and the Symphony Band is under the direction of Caroline Hand, associate director of bands. This concert will also feature guest conductor Cynthia Johnston Turner and guest composer Omar Thomas.

Learn more about the Ball State University Bands.