Southeast Wind and Percussion Concert March 1-2 at River Campus


The Southeast Missouri State University Concert Band, Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble join forces with the Southeast Brass Choir, Woodwind Choir and other small ensembles to kick off their spring concert series with performances March 1 and 2.

Performances both days will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Due to capacity limits, patrons are encouraged to reserve their seats early.

Musical selections will cover a wide range of time periods and genres including “Sonata for Brass,” composed in Venice in 1636; an exciting fanfare by Missouri composer John Cheetham; a five-movement work by English composer Adam Gorb; and Henry Mancini’s “Baby Elephant Walk.”

The Wind Symphony is led this year by interim conductor Dr. Robert M. Gifford, Southeast emeritus professor of music who spent 24 years as Southeast’s Director of Bands.

The Concert Band is led this spring semester by interim conductor Josh LaMar, director of bands for Cape Girardeau Public Schools.


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at