Appearing as guest conductors will be Kenneth Ozzello, director of bands at the University of Alabama; Jay Dawson, a celebrated band composer and president of Arrangers Publishing Co. in Nashville, Tenn.; and Larry Jackson, director of bands at Allegany High School in Cumberland, Md.
Ozello is a graduate of WVU and a former staff member with the
WVU Marching Band , where he served as drum major, graduate assistant and drill designer.
Guest soloist will be Staff Sgt. Dean Miller, euphonium player with the U.S. Army Band and a graduate of the WVUDivision of Music .
The program will includeLa Cenerentola(Cinderella) by Gioacchino Rossini; First Suite in E flat by Gustav Holst;Honey in the RockfromAn Alabama Songbookby Donald Grantham;Euphonium Concertoby Vladimir Cosma; the third movement fromDance Movementsby Philip Sparke;Canzonaby Peter Mennin;Gettysburg: The Third Dayby Dawson; andThe Melody Shopby Karl L. King.
The Wind Symphony will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Holsts First Suite, which is a landmark work for wind band.
For tickets, visit the Mountainlair or Creative Arts Center box offices or call 304-293-SHOW.