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March 1, 2019

K-State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony to present concert March 4

Submitted by Alex Wimmer

The K-State Band program will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, in McCain Auditorium. The concert is free to the public.

The K-State Wind Symphony will perform works by Mackey, Holst, Camphouse and Ito. The concert will highlight its Feb. 22 performance at the Kansas Music Educators Association's in-service conference. The Wind Symphony was selected after submitting recordings that were judged by a blind committee. Numerous colleges from around the state submitted applications and only three were selected to perform. The Wind Symphony is conducted by Alex Wimmer, assistant director of bands.

The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Frank Tracz, director of bands, will perform works by Bernstein, Castellanos, Gillingham, Larsen, Liszt, Mackey and Sousa. They will be joined by Anna Wytko, professor of saxophone, on Libby Larsen's "Holy Roller." The concert is in preparation for a performance at the American Bandmasters Association on Wednesday, March 6, in Loveland, Colorado. The American Bandmasters Association is a unique and select association representing the best and most respected band directors in the United States and from around the world. Membership into this prestigious association follows an intense selection process. This invitation-only performance is one of the most prestigious venues a collegiate wind ensemble can be invited to perform. Tracz was initiated into the association in 2013.