posted March 12, 2012

Wind Ensemble Announces Spring Tour

The Hope College Wind Ensemble is the premier wind group on the Hope campus, and performs a wide variety of music, from standard works, to cutting-edge, 20th-century works, to chamber pieces.  The Wind Ensemble performs several concerts each semester both on-campus and off-campus, including a Halloween concert and during Musical Showcase at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids.

Director Gabe Southard, who joined the Hope faculty in 2007, completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting at Michigan State University. Prior to his residence at MSU, he served as wind symphony conductor and flute studio teacher at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he also taught orchestration, music appreciation and advanced conducting.
 
THE 2012 SPRING TOUR
 
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Christ Church Lake Forest
Lake Forest, Ill.
 
Saturday, March 17, 3 p.m.
The University of New Orleans
New Orleans, La.
 
Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Northminster Church
Pearl River, La.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
St. James Church
Arlington Heights, Ill.
 
The Wind Ensemble will also be performing at multiple high schools during the tour, including LaSalle Peru High School in LaSalle, Ill., on Friday, March 16; Slidell High School in Slidell, La., on Monday, March 19; Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill., on Wednesday, March 21; and John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights on Thursday, March 22.