399th Army Band to join S&T bands for free concert

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On February 15, 2018

The Missouri S&T Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony perform at Leach Theatre with the 399th Army Band in 2016. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T.

The 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will join the Missouri S&T Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for a free concert this month.

The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla. The concert will feature performances by the Missouri S&T Symphonic Band, directed by Mr. David Cress, assistant teaching professor of music; the University Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. David Samson, assistant professor of music; and a band from the 399th Army Band, directed by Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin W. McMillan.

The concert will begin with the Symphonic Band, which will perform, among other works, “Chase the Shouting Wind” by contemporary composer Vince Gassi. The Wind Symphony will follow performing three selections, highlighted by the performance of a transcription of Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter” from the orchestral suite “The Planets.” After a brief intermission, the 399th Army Band’s Big Band will take the stage to perform a variety of jazz standards, including pieces popularized by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, “Pennsylvania 6-5000” and “In the Mood.” Members of the 399th band will also perform with the University Wind Symphony on “Jupiter.”

For more information about the Feb. 18 concert, call the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219.

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