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K-State Today

May 2, 2014



The 1st Infantry Division Band joins the K-State Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony in concert Sunday night in McCain

By Don Linn

The K-State Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony and special guests from Fort Riley's First Infantry Division Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in McCain Auditorium. Admission is free.

The Wind Ensemble is the premier band at Kansas State University, made up of the finest student musicians on campus. The band will perform a relatively new work by composer Roger Cichy titled "Quartets." The Wind Symphony will perform the works of Johann Strauss and Dana Wilson. The bands will then combine for Donald Grantham's award winning "Southern Harmony" and Percy Grainger's "Colonial Song."

The concert will feature musicians from the 1st Infantry Division Band joining the combined bands of K-State for a rousing "circus-style" finish. Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Price will be featured as guest conductor

The Wind Ensemble and Combined Bands will be conducted by Don Linn and the Wind Symphony will be conducted by Phillip Payne. The director of bands at K-State is Frank Tracz.