Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Under the direction of Dr. Gary Shaw, Millikin's Symphonic Wind Ensemble offers an unparalleled experience in musicanship. Frequent guest conductors and soloists have visited the Millikin University campus to perform with students in the band program. Notable conductors include John P. Paynter, Stephen Egglelston, Robert Grechesky, Charles Menghini and conductor/composer Robert W. Smith. Notable guest soloists performing with the bands include Millikin faculty members, Canadian Brass trumpeter, Ronald Romm; tubist Harvey Phillips; and trombonist John Marcellus.
The Millikin Wind Ensemble has also participated in several new composition consortium with other universities. Composers involved in these new pieces for wind ensemble include David Maslanka, David Gillingham, John Mackey, John Stevens, Michael Schelle, Joseph Schwantner and Libby Larsen.
Season Opening Concert
Featuring the music of Michael Schelle
Friday, October 7, 2016
Prayer for Solo Cello and Chamber Ensemble, Amy Catron - cello
Fear Strikes Out for Trombone and Wind Ensemble, Mark Babbitt - trombone
Angels in the Architexture - Frank Ticheli
Ecstatic Fanfare - Steven Bryant
Kirkland Fine Arts Center - Free and open to the public!
Listen to our work
Click to listen to Festive Overture by Dimitri Shostakovich and Apollo Unleashed by Frank Ticheli from a recent performance in Kirkland Fine Arts Center along with Gumsucker's March by Percy Grainger.