West Liberty University Concert Band, Wind Symphony Join for Final Spring Performance

The West Liberty University Wind Symphony and Concert Band will join forces for a final concert of the season this Thursday night at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Wheeling. The concert is free and open to the public.

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University Wind Symphony and Concert Band will present the final concert of their Spring 2019 Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, located at 141 Kruger St., Wheeling.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature works composed by Frank Erickson, Claude T. Smith, Frank Ticheli, Michael Markowski, Clare Grundman and Samuel Hazo.

The musicians are under the direction of Dr. Gretchen L. Pohlman, assistant professor of music and director of bands at WLU.

Pohlman joined the College of Arts and Communication last spring and is a native of Troy, Mo. She recently completed her doctoral degree in philosophy at the University of Missouri, where she worked extensively with athletic bands, and served as co-conductor of the University Concert band, and guest conductor with both the University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.

She earned her master’s in music at Missouri State University and her bachelor’s in music education at Southwest Missouri State University.

The West Liberty University music program is nationally accredited by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) and is recognized for its award-winning faculty and staff.

Performance opportunities for students at WLU include the Marching Hilltoppers, the Wind Symphony, University Band, WLU Singers, Choral Scholars, African Drumming and Dance Ensemble, Community Choir, Steel Bands, Hilltop Opera, Jazz Combos, Percussion Ensemble and the Electronic Music Ensemble.

West Liberty University is West Virginia’s oldest institution and offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, plus a growing number of graduate programs.

For more information, please call 1-866-937-8542 (WESTLIB), visit westliberty.edu or follow WLU on social media. To view more about WLU, please visit westliberty.edu/youtube.

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