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Band-A-Rama features ISU Wind Symphony and Big Red Marching Machine, November 17

Illinois State University Wind Symphony, conducted by Anthony C. Marinello, III

Illinois State University Wind Symphony, conducted by Anthony C. Marinello, III

The Illinois State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music invite you to Band-A-Rama, an evening of music presented by the ISU Wind Symphony and Big Red Marching Machine. The concert will at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 17, in Braden Auditorium at the Bone Student Center. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students (with student ID) and seniors.

Under the guidance of emcee Dave Colee, audience members will be treated to a sampling of some of the finest offerings from the ISU Bands.

Conducted by Anthony Marinello III, the ISU Wind Symphony will honor composer David Maslanka by performing Give Us This Day and Song Book for Flute and Wind Ensemble featuring ISU professor of flute, Kim Risinger. Well known for his music for winds, David Maslanka passed away on August 6, 2017.

The first half of the program will also feature God of Our Fathers (George W. Warren, arr. Smith).

The Wind Symphony is the university’s premiere wind band and features the finest wind and percussion musicians on campus.

The second half of the program will feature highlights from the Big Red Marching Machine’s 2017 season, including performances of the ISU Alma Mater and the Fight Song. Directed by Polly Middleton with Assistant Director Ben Stiers, the Big Red Marching Machine and Redline Express continue to entertain Redbird fans at ISU home football games in Hancock Stadium.

For a schedule of upcoming band concerts and events, visit the Bands homepage on the College of Fine Arts website and follow Illinois State University Bands on Facebook.

Tickets can be purchased at the Braden Box Office in the Bone Student Center, or by phone at (309) 438-5444. Tickets are also available through ticketmaster.com. The Bone Student Center is located on the northeast corner of College Avenue and University Street in Normal, Illinois.

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