The SU Band department hosted its Wind Ensemble and Concert Band concert at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center Sunday.
The groups performed four selections each ranging from popular pieces, like the main theme song of “The Mandalorian,” to pieces with the goal of completing it under two minutes, “Windsprints.”
Both bands performed for the first time together since spring of 2019. The Wind Ensemble performed last year in California in March 2020 before the COVID-19 coronavirus shut down everything.
The Wind Ensemble featured first trumpet and senior Maggie Myers in the piece “Manhattan Saturday Serenade.” Myers was praised before the piece as being one of the trumpet players to go to the Intercollegiate Band Festival as first trumpet in all four years of her college career.
The concert band performed the piece “Excerpts from Appalachian Spring,” a classic and well-known piece written for the 1943 ballet for Martha Graham.
There is one more concert scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. The SU Percussion Ensemble will close out the concert series.
Editor’s note: Ryan Cleary performed in the SU Wind Ensemble and SU Concert Band.