The Alabama Symphonic Band is one of four wind bands housed within the University of Alabama School of Music. The Alabama Symphonic Band performs four concerts each year, in addition to performing at the annual Alabama Honor Band Festival each February. The ensemble has been invited to perform at prestigious events such as the College Band Directors National Association Convention, the Southern Division of the Music Educators’ National Conference and the Alabama Music Educators Association State Conference. Membership of the ensemble is selected by audition in the fall of each year. The band performs a varied repertoire of literature ranging from the most cutting-edge new literature to the cornerstone classics of the wind band repertoire. All concerts are open to the public, free of charge and begin at 7:30 PM (unless otherwise announced).
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February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The program will include a wide range of interesting literature and the program will conclude with Omar Thomas’ moving “Of Our New Day Begun”. “Of Our New Day Begun” was written to honor the memory of the victims and families of the terrorist attack on Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC. We are very excited to feature our own Dr. Alexis Davis-Hazell as our guest soloist. Dr. Davis-Hazell will be accompanied by Dr. Roslyn Wright-Floyd, Professor of Music, Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia.
The program also includes “Until Morning Come” by Andrew Boss, which is a tribute to the students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL who lost their lives in the attack on their school last February. We have several students in our band program who are graduates of Stoneman Douglas High School, so we are honored to perform this piece for them.
The students have enjoyed the journey of the preparation of this program and I hope you will be able to join us. The concert will begin at 7:30 PM tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26.
Curtain Raiser (2017): Peter Boyer
Until Morning Come (2018): Andrew Boss
The Charlatan (1898/2017): John Philip Sousa
Shine (2017): Julie Giroux
Of Our New Day Begun (2015): Omar Thomas