TROY Symphony Band to perform at Dothan Opera House

Posted: Friday, 23 March 2012

TROY – The Troy University Symphony Band will present a special performance at the Dothan Opera House on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Led by Director of Bands Mark Walker, the concert will feature TROY trumpet professor Michael Huff in a performance of James Curnow's "Concertpiece for Trumpet and Band," Leonard Bernstein's "Overture to Candide," George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" and John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever." Also performed will be a setting of the music from "The Wizard of Oz" and other popular wind band compositions.

"As part of our outreach program, the Troy University bands travel to sister institutions like Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City to deliver performances to them that would otherwise be unavailable, " said Larry Blocher, director of the TROY music department. "With bands existing only on the Troy Campus, this reaching out allows the other campuses to feel connected to the University."

The Symphony Band is comprised of the top 55 wind and percussion majors in the Troy University John M. Long School of Music and enjoys an international reputation for excellence and innovative programming.

For ticket information, visit the Music South website at www.musicsouth.org