• Special to the Daily Leader
The K-State Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Frank Tracz, performs the finest original works and transcriptions for concert band and wind ensemble. As the premier concert ensemble at Kansas State, the Wind Ensemble regularly travels to perform at regional, state, national and international concert venues.
Dr. Tracz’s Band wowed the audience at the State Music Convention in Wichita back in February, and are traveling to New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, to perform at the Regional College Band Festival there on Saturday, April 10.
The KSU Wind Ensemble is stopping off in Liberal on Thursday to perform a concert in conjunction with the LHS Symphonic Band. The LHS band will be opening the program with “Out of the Shadows,” which is a fantasy based on the Welsh Folk Song, “The Ash Grove.”
The Liberal band continues with the “Carrollton March,” and a piece based on Nordic Mythology, “The Fate of the Gods.” Next on the program is a trombone feature called “The Trombone Blues,” in which the LHS Band accompanies a large cast of the slippery sliders.
The K-State Wind Ensemble is next with a very interesting program including the “Kingfishers Catch Fire,” and “Asclepius.” Dr. Nora Lewis will be performing the Higdon “Oboe Concerto,” and Dr. Tracz will bring the evening’s festivities to a close with Beckel’s, “Symphony for Band.”
This 7 p.m. free concert will be in James Maskus Auditorium, and music enthusiasts K-State alums and members of the general public are cordially invited to attend.