Millikin University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Millikin High School Honor Band will perform in concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. General admission tickets are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Box Office.
The Millikin High School Honor Band will perform various musical selections, including Hugh Stuart’s “Three Ayres from Gloucester,” “Variations for Trumpet and Band” by Randall Reyman, director of jazz activities at Millikin University, Frank Ticheli’s “Amazing Grace,” and Robert W. Smith’s “Kronos.” The Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Fantasia in G,” and Kenneth Hesketh’s “Danseries.”
This is an annual event that includes the top instrumental students from over 20 high schools in central Illinois who make up the Millikin High School Honor Band. The high school students will rehearse from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and also participate in master classes presented by the Millikin School of Music faculty. The Millikin High School Honor Band will be conducted by Dr. Gary Shaw, professor of music and director of bands at Millikin University, and Dr. Neal Smith, associate professor of music.
Tickets for the event may be purchased at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 217.424.6318 or online at www.kirklandfinearts.com
. Box Office hours are Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A $2.50 fee will be charged for credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket, and applies to online and Box Office orders.
Millikin’s School of Music is committed to developing complete musicians artistically, technically and intellectually by emphasizing the integration of theory and practice with other disciplines across the University. For more information on Millikin’s School of Music, visit www.millikin.edu/music
Events at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Midwest Arts Council.