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Wind ensemble to salute military at multimedia concert
Wind Ensemble Military Salute

Tarleton State University

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Tarleton State University Wind Ensemble will present a multimedia concert to honor military personnel on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

General admission is $5 or free with a valid Tarleton ID. Additionally, all military personnel in uniform or with a military ID (retired or active) are also admitted free.

Opening the concert will be John Williams’ rousing fanfare written for the 100th birthday of the Statue of Liberty titled Liberty Fanfare. Rounding out the first half of the program, the Wind Ensemble will perform Karel Husa’s 1969 Pulitzer Prize winning composition, Music for Prague.

The second half of the concert features the Wind Ensemble and the Tarleton Chamber Choir as they combine forces to pay tribute to all men and women who have served and who are currently serving our country in a celebration titled, An Armed Forces Salute.

Familiar musical works will be heard and accompanied by a multimedia presentation, including: Amazing Grace, America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic and The Stars and Stripes Forever. Special guests include guest conductor and Director of Choirs Dr. Troy Robertson; Assistant Professor of Voice Dr. Iwao Asakura; and the voice of Sinatraville, Cary Richards. Mayor Kenny Weldon of Stephenville will lead the Wind Ensemble in an energetic march titled Strategic Air Command by J. Clifton Williams.

For more information about the upcoming concert, contact Dr. Anthony Pursell, director of bands, at 254-968-9242. To view a complete schedule of upcoming performances presented by the Department of Fine Arts, please visit


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye

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