McMurry Wind Ensemble Concert Features Three Student Musicians

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, September 22, 2017 8:53 AM
  Archives 2016 - 2017

Abilene, TX

McMurry University’s concert band, the Wind Ensemble, will feature three current McMurry students as guest soloists during its first concert of the 2017-18 season, entitled “For the Brass” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, in Ryan Recital Hall.  The concert is open to the public and admission is free. 

McMurry students Karissa Means, Leighanna Meek, and Kenny Mostert will be featured on Leroy Anderson’s “Bugler’s Holiday” for trumpet trio as soloists.  Karissa Means is a senior music education major from Brownwood; Leighanna Meek is a senior music major from San Angelo; and Kenny Mostert is a senior music major from Abilene.  

The concert will highlight works for brass instruments, to include Gustav Holst’s A Moorside Suite for British brass band and Divertimento for Brass and Percussion by Czech-American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Karel Husa.

The McMurry Wind Ensemble performs a year-round concert series and performs a variety of works ranging from marches and concertos to major concert works and symphonies.  Along with the McMurry Chanters, the Wind Ensemble will perform in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

For more information about this concert or the McMurry Wind Ensemble, please contact its director, Dr. David Robinson, at (325) 793-4867.

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