February 24, 2023

50th ANNUAL WIU SHOWCASE OF BANDS - WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Mike Fansler, conductor with Paul Chinen, oboe soloist, Steve Peterson, guest conductor, and Robert W. Smith, composer
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: The Showcase of Bands at Western Illinois University gives talented high school musicians the opportunity to participate and learn from nationally recognized wind band conductors and Western's own applied and conducting faculty. Band directors are encouraged to attend and observe the sessions under the direction of our guest conductors and the WIU School of Music faculty.

This performance is free and open for general seating and will be live-streamed on the School of Music's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Firefly (2008) - Ryan George (b. 1978)

Rest (2010) - Frank Ticheli (b. 1958)

Dr. Steve Peterson, guest conductor

Cosmic Harmonies - Robert W. Smith (b. 1958)
I. Yelapa
II. Alternative Southern Belle
III. Oh No Ringo!
Dr. Paul Chinen, Oboe
*World Premiere*

Symphony No. 4 (1993) - David Maslanka (1943-2017)

Related Web Site: Showcase of Bands 2023
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
Calendar Administration: webstaff@wiu.edu