Wind ensemble to perform tonight

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The SHSU Wind Ensemble will be giving their fellow students and the community an opportunity to experience culture through four American contemporary composers.

The wind ensemble will be performing at 7:30 tonight at Mancepark Junior High. “We are playing good contemporary music. These are different pieces, held at a higher standard for musicians,” said Kevin Goodson, flute player in the ensemble.

“People should come because they aren’t going to hear the same classical music,” said Goodson. “I hope the audience leaves with a better understanding of contemporary music.”

Goodson said his favorite piece is “George Washington Bridge” because it is a basic standard, but different from music like Mozart. Pieces that will be performed are “George Washington Bridge: An Impression for Band,” “J.S. Dances,” “Ballad for Band” and “Songs without Words.”

“The compositions are very interesting,” said Jessica Borski, ensemble flute player.

“The audience will be more cultured and well-rounded after our performance,” said Borski.

Fellow flute player, Kristen Smith, is excited about the last wind ensemble concert of the year. “We are playing a wide variety of contemporary music that will be fun for everyone and something everyone can enjoy listening too,” said Smith.

“I hope attendees leave feeling like they were exposed to different types of music.”

For more information about this concert please contact the music department at (936) 294-1360.