Wind Ensemble Blows Through Campus

The Eastern Mennonite University Wind Ensemble will present its spring concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 154 in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium.

The ensemble, directed by Dr. Stephen W. Sachs, professor of music at EMU, will give a program on the theme, “The Fantastic.”

Selections will include “I’ve Made My Plans for the Summer,” written by John Philip Sousa and featuring Eric Dicken on trumpet, “The Winds of Poseidon” by Robert W. Smith, “Gandalf” by Johann de Meij, “Tocata” and “La Tumba de Alejandro Garcia Caturla” by Shelley Hanson, “Prelude on ‘My Lord, What a Mornin'” by Carl Strommen, and “Raise of the Son” by Rossano Galante.

The Wind Ensemble is comprised of 63 instrumentalists, including EMU students and alumni, local community players, high school students from Broadway, Harrisonburg, Eastern Mennonite and Robert E. Lee, and a student from Shelburne Middle School.

Admission to the concert is free; however, a $5 donation at the door will be accepted – but not required – for the EMU music student scholarship fund.