Wind Symphony and Concert Band Presenting “Them Bones”


by News Bureau on Monday, Apr. 22, 2013

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 18, 2013 – “Them Bones” will be presented by the Southeast Wind Symphony and Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. on May 2 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

This program, presented by the brass, percussion and woodwind students of Southeast’s Department of Music, will feature trombone soloists and trombone musical styles.

The concert will feature the accomplished musicians of the Southeast Trombone Studio and guest artist Josh Bledsoe, visiting assistant professor of trombone at the University of Central Arkansas. As a clinician, Bledsoe will deliver instruction in trombone performance techniques to Southeast students and students at Cape Central High School and Jackson High School.

The wind symphony will feature “Fiesta del Pacifico” by Roger Nixon, “Rapsodia Borealis” by Søren Hyldgaard, “Alone” arranged by Robert Curnow, “Lassus Trombone” by Henry Fillmore, “Reflective Mood” by Sammy Nestico and “Rolling Thunder” by Henry Fillmore.

The concert band will feature “The Lion of Lucerne” by Jim Curnow, “When the Stars Began to Fall” by Fred J. Allen, “Trombone Country” by James Christensen, “Sun Dance” by Frank Ticheli and “Legend” by James Barnes.

Dr. Martin Reynolds, director of bands and assistant professor of music at Southeast, said, “I am excited to feature the excellence and diversity of our Southeast student trombonists and bring to the Southeast campus an exceptional professional trombonist and teacher in Josh Bledsoe. Our students will thoroughly enjoy teaming with Bledsoe in music-making. Also, I believe our audience will be thrilled by the variety of musical styles our student musicians will demonstrate during this program. From stereotypical trombone styles to contemporary performance practice, our students will cover a lot of musical territory during the presentation.”

The wind symphony is made up of 48 student-musicians who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The members largely consist of music majors and minors who are chosen by audition each semester.

The band is comprised of 50 members and is conducted by Dr. Robert Conger.


Tickets may be purchased by contacting 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 may also be purchased online at