The Centerville Band program will be presenting our annual spring concert on Wednesday, March 7th in the Centerville Performing Arts Center. Joining us for this year’s special concert will be the bands from Miami University. Three bands from Centerville will lead the concert, followed by two bands from Miami. This is a great opportunity for students and audience members to see a true progression from high school through college-level musicians. The schedule for the evening will be as follows:
6:00pm Centerville Concert Band
6:30pm Centerville Symphonic Band
7:15pm Centerville Wind Symphony
8:00pm Miami University Symphony Band
8:30pm Miami University Wind Ensemble
The Miami University Symphony Band is under the direction of Stephen Lytle. Comprised of approximately fifty-five performers, the Symphony Band consists of music majors and students across the entire university, providing a challenging rehearsal and performance experience for qualified students. In addition to traditional works by composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Persichetti, and Schuman, the ensemble performs works by emerging composers that are rapidly joining the standard repertoire.
The Miami University Wind Ensemble in under the direction of Gary Speck. The ensemble has won praise from many composers for performances or their music, including Michael Colgrass, John Harbison, Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, Leslie Bassett, Verne Reynolds, Daron Aric Hagen and Aldolphus Hailstork. The ensemble has performed for the College Band Directors National Association in 1994, 1998, 2006, and at the national conference in 1999; for the Ohio Music Education Association in 1990, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2010; at the inaugural Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Conference in 1996; and at the MENC North Central Division/Michigan Instrumental Music conference in 2005.