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

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On February 22, 2023

The University Wind Symphony Band with members of the 399th Army Band plays under the direction of Dr. David Samson at Leach Theatre on Sunday, February 27, 2022. Michael Pierce/Missouri S&T

Members of the 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood will join the Missouri University of Science and Technology symphonic band and wind symphony for a free concert.

The performance will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall, located on the Missouri S&T campus at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla. The concert is free to attend, and no tickets are required.

The concert will feature performances by community members and students in the Missouri S&T symphonic band, directed by Dr. David Samson, assistant professor of music at Missouri S&T. The university wind symphony will be joined by members of the 399th Army Band, directed by Samson and Warrant Officer Brian Dorgan.

The ensembles will perform a variety of music, including “Halcyon Hearts” by Katahj Copley featuring guest conductor Sgt. Sadie Cochrane, a suite from the film “The Last Starfighter” by Craig Safan, and “The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Medley” by Koji Kondo and Travis Maynard.

“We’re excited to once again welcome Warrant Officer Dorgan and members of the 399th Army Band to share the stage with us,” says Samson. “This concert has become a great tradition that our students and I have valued through the years. Come join us as we share our musical talents with the public.”

For more information about the concert or Missouri S&T’s performing arts programs, call the arts, languages and philosophy department at 573-341-4185 or email 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 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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