Southeast Wind Symphony, Concert Band Joining Forces in April 28 Concert



April 13, 2011 – Dr. Martin Reynolds and Dr. Robert Conger, faculty members in the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music, will conduct the Southeast Wind Symphony and Concert Band in their final performance of the spring semester April 28.

The dual concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. 

The program repertoire for the Wind Symphony includes Claude Smith’s “Intrada: Adoration and Praise,” Antonin Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances,” Franz Beibl’s “Ave Maria” and John Higgins’ “John Williams: Evening at Pops.”

The band will perform Pierre LePlante’s “Overture on a Minstrel Tune,” David Holsinger’s “On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss,” Thomas Root’s “Polly Oliver” and Robert Smith’s “Where the Black Hawk Soars.”

“Our programs have been packed with a wide variety of music.  The students have been energized by the variety and have done fantastic work in our public performances.  I am proud of their work and I believe we all look forward to taking on new challenges in the future,” Reynolds says of the symphony.


Tickets may be purchased at the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by calling (573) 651-2265.  Tickets also may be purchased at any MetroTix outlet, online at, keyword “wind” or by calling toll-free: (800) 293-5949.