Texas State Updates: Wind Ensemble

The Texas State Wind Ensemble

Wind ensemble invited to play
at two major conferences

The Texas State Wind Ensemble has been asked to perform at two major music educators’ events this spring.

The 50-member group will play at the College Band Directors National Association Convention on March 24. The conference is in Seattle, on the campus of the University of Washington.

The program will include Celebration Overture, Op. 61 by Paul Creston, Folk Tune by Eugene Goossens, Symphony No. 1 “My Hands Are a City” by Jonathan Newman and the world premiere of Music from The Redneck Songbook II by Scott McAllister.

The ensemble also will perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention/Clinic in San Antonio in February. The four-day event will be at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The annual convention features more than 200 workshops and more than 50 performances from elementary through college and professional groups. More than 25,000 people from Texas and beyond attend the clinics, concerts, research sessions and presentations.

The Texas State Wind Ensemble is conducted by Rod Schueller, who is an associate professor of music, director of bands and coordinator of instrumental performance and ensembles at Texas State. Caroline Beatty, associate director of bands at Texas State, will serve as a guest conductor on Folk Tune at the convention in Seattle.

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