Symphonic Band to present Veterans Day concert
The Furman University Symphonic Band will present a concert Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus.
The concert is open to the public. Available at the door, tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Led by Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken, “A Veterans Day Celebration” is a concert in which each piece is either tied to a significant event in American History, or salutes our Armed Forces.
The program also includes a South Carolina premiere composition by Furman Music Professor Jay Bocook, and features Percussion Professor, Omar Carmenates who leads a group of student soloists.
Guest artists in the program are men from the Furman Singers, led by Hugh Ferguson Floyd, Director of Choral Activities.
The program includes:
The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key, arr. by John Williams
Commando March, Samuel Barber
Portraits of Valor, Jay Bocook
South Carolina Premiere Performance
Omar Carmenates, percussion soloist
Esprit de Corps Robert Jager, Chester William Schuman
Variations on America, Charles Ives, trans. by William Schuman
The Ramparts, J. Clifton Williams
Men from the Furman Singers
Hugh Ferguson Floyd, director
Eternal Father, Strong to Save, Claude T. Smith
American Salute Morton Gould
For more information, contact the Furman Band Office at (864) 294-3069.