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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

2021 - 2022 Performance Schedule

November 20, 2021 
"Hear Me Roar: A Celebration of Women Composers"
4:00 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre 
Free and open to the public
Featuring outstanding pieces written by female composers for
full concert band and small ensembles including:
Cosmopolitan American by Helen May Butler
One Life Beautiful by Julie Giroux
Audible Images by Nancy Galbraith
Cloud Juice Stomp by Karlin Greenstreet Love
Volver ala Montana by Shelley Hanson
The Devil's Workshop by Kimberly Archer 
Heartbeat by Alice Gomez

December 4, 2021
"A Very Prairie Christmas"
featuring the SMSU/Community Concert Band, Men's Glee Club,
Bella Voce, Chorale, and Jazz Ensemble
Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts (at Marshall High School)
3:00 p.m.
**$5 admission charge, children under 5 years are free**
Weather back-up date:  December 5, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

March 3, 2022 
"A Woman's Place the Band: A Celebration of Women Composers"
in a concert with the SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds
7:30 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
 featuring more works by female composers including:
City Rain by Judith Lang Zaimont 
The Lighthouse by JoAnne Harris
Under the Butterfly's Wing by Lindsay Stetner 
Club Tirana by Carol Barnett

April 25, 2022 
"We Can Do It!:  A Celebration of Women Composers"
in a concert with the SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds 
7:30 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
with even more works by female composers such as:
 Chasing Sunlight by Cait Nishimura
Image on Truth by Nicole Piunno
Remembering the Remarkables by Grace Baugher
Tapestries by Haley Woodrow

**Check out our Facebook page to see new biographies of these and other female composers weekly.**

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 that 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:

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