Symphony Band

Symphony Band Danny Lebowitz and Nikki Zelen Kris Tjornehoj Conducting

The Symphony Band represents the finest musicians at UWRF.  Students in the Symphony Band are treated to quality rehearsal exploring repertoire from all time periods.  Commissions and premiers take place on an annual basis.  Some of the guests that have worked with the symphony band include:

  • Johan de Meij
  • Michael Colgrass
  • Stephen Paulus
  • Jack Stamp
  • John Zdechlick
  • Greg Fritze
  • Manny Laureano

Road Trips to concerts, conventions and other outreach events provide the students with well-rounded opportunities.  Domestic and international tours take place on a regular basis.  Previous destinations include China, Czech Republic, England, France, Iceland, Scotland plus Chicago, Madison, New Orleans, and New York.

Highlights over the past 2 years includes the following repertoire:

  • Albanian Dances  ~ Shelly Hansen
  • Armenian Dances ~ Alfred Reed
  • At Kitty O'Shea's ~ Johan de Meij
  • Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral ~ Richard Wagner/trans. Caillet
  • First Suite in E flat ~ Gustav Holst
  • George Washington Bridge ~ William Schuman
  • Masque ~ Kenneth Hesketh
  • October ~ Eric Whitacre
  • Pageant ~ Vincent Persichetti
  • Pershing ~ George Fritz
  • Spring ~ Edward Gregson (North American Premier)
  • The Kings go Forth ~ Edward Gregson
  • There was a composer of genius... ~ Daniel Kallman

This small town school offers quality music, with an abundance of amazing experiences.  Teachers work along-side students as mentors and leaders.

Director Kris Tjornehoj is dedicated to providing a quality experience to all students in the audition only ensemble.  Non-majors as well as music majors join together to create awesome musical experiences for members and audiences. 

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Symphony Band Fall 2012

Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj
Director
Kris Tjornehoj