Missouri S&T Jazz Ensembles and Wind Symphony to perform fall concerts

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On October 11, 2021

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.

Music students in Missouri S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department will perform two band concerts this October.

The Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets on the Missouri S&T campus. The ensembles will celebrate swing with performances of “Sing, Sing, Sing” and “In the Mood.” Other songs to be performed include “MacArthur Park” and the classic 1960s “Batman Theme.”

The Wind Symphony concert will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, also in Leach Theatre. The band will begin with Joseph Wilcox Jenkin’s “American Overture for Band,” followed by Percy Grainger’s “Gum Sucker’s March,” Alfred Reed’s “Viva Musica!” and Charles Rochester Young’s “Tempered Steel.”

Both concerts will be directed by Dr. Kyle Wernke, an assistant teaching professor of music at S&T.

“After the last year and a half, we wanted to give the audience something to sit back, relax and enjoy,” says Wernke. “These are some of the best pieces in the wind band and jazz repertoire and we are absolutely thrilled we get to share them with the S&T and Rolla community.”

Face coverings and maintaining proper social distancing are required at both events. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 precautions on campus, check coronavirus.mst.edu.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door for the public and free to youth, ages 18 and under, and Missouri S&T students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located inside the main entrance to Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu or by calling 573-341-4219. Service fees may apply to tickets purchased online or by phone.

For more information, visit alp.mst.edu/upcoming-events/music, or contact the performing arts office by phone at 573-341-4185 or by email at alp@mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,200 students and is part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 different degree programs in 40 areas of study and is ranked by CollegeFactual as the best public university to study engineering. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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