2018-2019 Concert Schedule

Windiana's Winter Concert, "Recent Commissions of the Indiana Bandmasters Association" will be held on February 28. The program continues Windiana's exclusive tradition of showcasing new music that was commissioned by band conductors in Indiana. Windiana will also feature compositions by local composers Mark Walton and Michael Boo, as well as music by John Philip Sousa, in honor of the Sousa Band's four performances in Valparaiso (1898, 1904, 1907, 1914).

Since 1988, the Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA) has been a national leader by commissioning prominent composers to write new music. As of 2018, IBA has funded the creation of 29 compositions. Windiana is the only band to have performed all of the selections, and the February 28 concert will present commissions 26, 27, 28, and 29.

                                                      Selections for this concert are:

                                                      1. "Manhattan Beach March" by John Philip Sousa

                                                      2. "On Wings of Flight" by Michael Boo
                                                          Premiere performance of this composition.

                                                      3. "Introspect" by Mark Walton
                                                          Mark Walton teaches band in Dyer.

                                                      4. "Beyond the Lighted Tower" by Roger Cichy
                                                          This work was commissioned to celebrate the 150th
                                                          season of the Michigan City Municipal Band in 2018.

                                                      5. "Divertimento" by Ryan Fraley
                                                          Indiana Bandmasters Commission #28.

                                                      6. "Constitution Elm" by William Owens
                                                          Indiana Bandmasters Commission #26.
                                                          Mr. Owens is a native of Gary, Indiana.

                                                      7. "3,2,1..." by Brian Balmages
                                                          Indiana Bandmasters Commission #29.

                                                      8. "No Man's Land" by Julie Giroux
                                                          Indiana Bandmasters Commission #27.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:30pm

University Theatre at
Valparaiso University Center for the Arts
1709 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Admission is free for everyone
(Tax-deductible donations accepted)#000000

All seats general admission
No tickets Needed

Information, concert times, dates and locations may change without prior notice.
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