Music lovers are in for a treat when the 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., joins Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. The concert will be held in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. A free-will offering will be taken for the Missouri S&T band program.
“This special event is a wonderful opportunity for our students to work with professional musicians,” says Dr. Robert J. Cesario, director of bands and orchestras.
Cesario says he and Chief Tom Hager, the 399th Army Band’s conductor, will take turns conducting the bands.
Brass and percussion from both bands will open the program with “A Western Fanfare,” by Eric Ewazen, followed by two selections each from the Missouri S&T Symphonic Band, the S&T Wind Symphony and the 399th Army Band. The Wind Symphony and the 399th Army Band will combine for “La Danse Du Phénix,” by Toshio Mashima.
“All the musicians will take the stage for the finale, ‘The Barber of Seville,’ arranged by Mayhew L. Lake, and the rousing circus march ‘Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite Concert March,’ by Karl L. King,” says Cesario.
For additional information about Missouri S&T bands, email Cesario at email@example.com or call the S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.