Furman Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble present concert Nov. 9
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
by Tina Underwood, Contributing Writer
Furman University’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus.
The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Led by Furman’s Jay Bocook, the concert features works by John Philip Sousa, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold and Mark Camphouse. A new piece by American composer Michael Markowski will also be premiered. The event is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program.
A 1975 Furman graduate, Bocook is director of athletic bands and orchestration. He is recognized internationally as a composer, arranger, conductor and educator. 2012 saw his induction into the American Bandmasters Association. Bocook was also honored recently by Drum Corps International with induction into the DCI Hall of Fame for his longtime work as music arranger for the eight-time World Champion Garfield Cadets. Bocook’s work has been featured in the 1984 Olympic Games (Los Angeles), 1996 Centennial Olympic Games (Atlanta) and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games (Salt Lake City). Bocook holds a master’s in music from Northeast Louisiana University.
For more information about the event, contact the Furman Band Office at (864) 294-3069.