Wayne State College

Band Concert Journeys through Time and Sentiment

Published Thursday, November 4th, 2021

The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Wayne City Auditorium.

The Wayne State College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble concert provides an action-packed journey through time and sentiment Tuesday, Nov. 16. The 7:30 p.m. performance takes place at the City Auditorium, 220 South Pearl Street in Wayne, Neb. This event is free and open to the public.

The musical excursion begins with the Symphonic Band paying tribute to America’s striking landscape via "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland. "The Lighthouse Keeps Watch" by Brooke Pierson explores melodic expressiveness. The Symphonic Band then sojourns through a medley of video game music with "Epic Gaming Themes" arranged by Paul Murtha and a hymn-based "Revival March" by John Philip Sousa.

"Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo" by Malcolm Arnold traverses the Wind Ensemble’s technical skills. WSC student conductor Wynter Fulsaas of Oakdale, Neb., leads "God of Our Fathers" by Claude T. Smith, an impressive hymn commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Next, the Wind Ensemble travels through the night with "Unquiet Hours" by David Biedenbender, reflecting a noisy world subdued to stillness, and "Havana Nights" by Randall Standridge, a flirtatious mambo rhythm.

Both groups are conducted by Dr. Josh Calkin, director of bands. For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.