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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

2019 - 2020 Performance Schedule

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

October 24, 2019
"De-Composition:  Re-imagining the Works of Dead Composers"
SMSU Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Music to be selected from:
William Bird Suite by Gordon Jacob,
Terpsichorean Dances by Jodie Blackshaw,
Intrada: Adoration and Praise by Claude T. Smith,
Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna Overture by Franz von Suppe,
Australian Up-Country Tune by Percy Grainger

December 7, 2019
"A Very Prairie Christmas", Music Program Holiday Concert
Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts, 3:00 p.m.  ($5 admission)
featuring the bands and choirs of SMSU
**weather contingency on December 8, 2019 at 3:00**

March 5, 2020
"International Affairs"

SMSU Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Suite Festiva by Juan Meseguer
Amiguino by Javier Perez Garrido
Buscant a un Bort by Gustavo Pascual Falco 
Abraham by Rafael Mullor Grau 
Estampas Andaluzas (Pequena fantasia) by Andres Piquero

***Due to concerns with COVID-19, this concert has been cancelled***

April 27, 2020
" NOT the Same Old Song and Dance"

SMSU Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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

Last Modified: 3/25/20 4:10 PM