Tarleton Wind Ensemble to perform concert debuting new conductor

The Tarleton Wind Ensemble Presents

The Tarleton Wind Ensemble Presents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 20, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Fall performances for Tarleton State University’s Wind Ensemble begin the first week of October with Dr. David Robinson making his conducting debut in his new role as director of bands.

Set Tuesday, Oct. 2, the first concert — “Centennials” — kicks off the 100-year celebration of Tarleton bands on the concert stage. The first university ensemble performed on the Stephenville campus in 1919.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for students with a valid ID. Proceeds from the concert will benefit hurricane relief efforts by the American Red Cross.

Robinson will lead the wind ensemble in Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein in honor of the composer’s 100th birthday, Alfred Reed’s Armenian Dances, David Sampson’s Moving Parts, variations on America by Charles Ives, and Frank Ticheli’s Amazing Grace. The ensemble also will present Famishius Fantasticus by Michael Markowski, a comical piece paying homage to Saturday morning cartoons written in honor of Chuck Jones’s 100th birthday in 2012.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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Contact: Kurt Mogonye, Senior Communications Specialist
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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for almost 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M-RELLIS, and online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.