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SMSU/Community Concert Band

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   French Horns in concert< high 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. 

  tuba Robyn and Gillian performing

2020 - 2021 Performance Schedule

** Due to the coronavirus pandemic, fall, 2020 performances will be done without an audience. **
In December, a compilation of selections from all SMSU Music Performances will be broadcast and made available on the Southwest Minnesota State University YouTube page.  Details to come.

November 5, 2020 
"Wish You Were Here:  A Concert for an Empty Hall"
SMSU Fine Arts Theatre 
A variety of selections written for chamber ensembles will be presented.
Music will include:
December Lullaby by Roger Zare,
Salvation is Created by Pavel Chesnokov,
Flower Crown by Naoya Wada,
and many other works. 

With utmost optimism, we look forward to presenting the following live concerts in the Spring, 2021.

(A 2-part series)

Concert 1
March 4, 2021 
SMSU Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Life in the Capital City by Timo Forrström 
Handel in the Strand by Percy Aldridge Grainger 
Postcard from Chernobyl by Dirk Brossé 
New York Hippodrome by John Philip Sousa 

Concert 2
April 26, 2021 

SMSU Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Paris Sketches by Martin Ellerby
Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes
Heart of the City by Gary Gilroy
One Night in Athens by David Bobrowitz

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:

"Cenotaph" by Jack Stamp

Narrative Resonance: A Celebration of Music and Story Telling

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