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SMSU/Community Concert Band

  French Horns in concerthigh woodwind section
The SMSU/Community Concert Band is open to all SMSU students as well as community members and high school students from Marshall and the surrounding communities.  The Concert Band rehearses from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays. 
Music is a social activity that can be enjoyed throughout one's life.  The SMSU/Community Concert Band is designed with this idea in mind.  Musicians young and old benefit from sharing their skills, experiences, and love of music with one another. 


 tubaRobyn and Gillian performing

2016 - 2017 Performance Schedule

** Unless noted, all performances are Free and Open to the Public. **

December 3, 2016
A Very Prairie Christmas
featuring the SMSU Music Ensembles
7:30 p.m. at the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts
$5 Admission
(All proceeds go to piano maintenance at SMSU.)

December 8, 2016
Fall Concert
7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre
“The British Are Coming!”
featuring:  Second Suite in F (Gustav Holst)
  2nd Epitaph--Across the Water (Peter Meechan)
  Fete Galante (Joseph Horovitz)
and others

April 22, 2017
Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre
with guest ensemble, The 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band
"A Military Salute"
Konigsmarsch by Richard Strauss
Esprit De Corps by Robert Jager
Lost But Not Forgotten by Steve Winstead
The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed
Loch Lomond by Frank Tichelli
Americans We by Henry Fillmore


Concert Band

Haven't played your instrument for years?  It doesn't matter!  Here's your chance to become reaquainted with an art and activity that you once enjoyed.  Repertoire  includes music of many different styles and time periods.  Music majors are encouraged to participate on secondary instruments in order to expand their knowledge and skills in music performance and education.

  • Dust off that case!
  • Dig out those fingering charts.
  • Re-convert tht lamp into the trumpet it used to be!
  • But most importantly, don't miss this opportunity to continue or renew your love of performance.
For more information on the SMSU/Community Concert Band, contact Dr. John Ginocchio at (507) 537-7209 or by email:



Story Image Pat Carmody is Cowan Award Winner

Registrar Pat Carmody is the 2017 Cowain Award Winner, and will receive a special medal during Commencement exercises May 6.

Story Image Dene Kay Thomas is Commencement Speaker

Dr. Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College and an SMSU alumna, is this year's Commencement speaker

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