Enjoy the Sound of WLU’s Wind Symphony on Wednesday Night

Enjoy the unique sound of a wind symphony on Wednesday, March 4, when West Liberty University faculty, students and alumni present a public concert at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Gretchen L. Pohlman and featuring special guest conductor Professor Patrick Garrett, will present a spring concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, located at 141 Kruger St., Wheeling.

The concert is free and open to the public.

A wind symphony concert has a unique sound and includes no string instruments, relying instead on wind and percussion.

Repertoire for the concert will consist of Gustav Holts’ “First Suite in E-Flat,” “Held Still in the Quick of Grace” by Jack Stamp, “A Time To Dance” by Julie Giroux, “Manatee Lyric Overture” by Robert Sheldon, and a concert two-step by Karl L. King.

Spring Wind Symphony personnel include: piccolo — Emma Gragan; flute — Emma Gragan, Laura Adams, Sydney Lawrence, Jessica Bocook and Elizabeth Kochis; clarinet — Kaylin Templeton, Paige Wallace, Kaitlyn Crow, Baylee Snyder and Kylie Beck; bass clarinet — Jamison Rovnak; bassoon — Abigail Hart and Logan Lawrence; alto saxophone — Sam Farabee and Caitlyn Thorn; tenor saxophone — Alex Staub; bari saxophone — Travis Carroll; french horn — Dr. Anna Stephen-Robinson (professor); trumpet — Jordan Shultz, Lexie Kryah, Ryan Wolf (WLU alumnus), Lara Cline (WLU alumna) and Collin Briggs (local high school student); trombone — Owen Pearson and Pat Garrett (professor); bass trombone — Chandler Wayne; euphonium — Kody Liller; tuba — Doug Torres and Gavin Shafer; percussion — Christian Oliver, Hunter Ramsey, Seth Richards, Mitch Greco (professor) and Josh Garrett.

The West Liberty University Division of Music is nationally accredited by NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music, and is recognized for its award-winning faculty and staff.

Performance opportunities for all students at WLU include the Marching Hilltoppers, the Wind Symphony, University Band, African Drum & Dance, Steel Bands, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, WLU Singers, Choral Scholars, Hilltop Opera and the Electronic Music Ensemble.

For more information, please visit westliberty.edu.


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